Species vs Subset - What's the difference?

species | subset |


As nouns the difference between species and subset

is that species is while subset is (set theory) with respect to another set, a set such that each of its elements is also an element of the other set.

species

Noun

(species)
  • A type or kind of thing.
  • * (Richard Holt Hutton) (1826-1897)
  • What is called spiritualism should, I think, be called a mental species of materialism.
  • # A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Donald Worster, volume=100, issue=1, page=70, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= A Drier and Hotter Future , passage=Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.}}
  • # A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank.
  • #* 1859 , (Charles Darwin), (On the Origin of Species) :
  • Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a species or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow.
  • #*
  • Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • # (label) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.
  • An image, an appearance, a spectacle.
  • # (label) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection.
  • # Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Wit,the faculty of imagination in the writer, which searches over all the memory for the species or ideas of those things which it designs to represent.
  • #* (Isaac Newton) (1642-1727)
  • the species of the letters illuminated with indigo and violet
  • # A public spectacle or exhibition.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (label) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ.
  • Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
  • * (John Arbuthnot) (1667-1735)
  • There was, in the splendour of the Roman empire, a less quantity of current species in Europe than there is now.
  • A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
  • An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
  • Usage notes

    * (specie) is a separate word that means coin money, not the singular version of (species). * See (species name).

    Derived terms

    * chemical species * endangered species * microspecies * ring species * subspecies

    See also

    * family * genus * kingdom * order * phylum * race * variety * binomial nomenclature

    subset

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (set theory) With respect to another set, a set such that each of its elements is also an element of the other set.
  • The set of integers is a subset of the set of reals.
    The set {a, b} is a both a subset and a proper subset of {a, b, c} while the set {a, b, c} is a subset of {a, b, c} but not a proper subset of {a, b, c}.
  • A group of things or people, all of which are in a specified larger group.
  • We asked a subset of the population of the town for their opinion.

    Synonyms

    * (set theory)

    Antonyms

    * superset

    Derived terms

    * proper subset