# proper subset

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## proper subset

[′präp·ər ′səb‚set]
(mathematics)
A set X is a proper subset of a set Y if there is an element of Y which is not in X while X is a subset of Y.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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