Contain (Set)
Pronunciation: /kənˈteɪn/ Explain
A set
contains another set if all the members of the contained
set are also members of the containing set.^{[2]} If
set A contains set B we can also say the set B
is a subset of set A, and write
B ⊂ A.
Example 1

Figure 1: Set A contains set B. 
Example 2
The set of
real numbers
contains the set of
integers
because every integer is also a real number.
References
 McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, contain. 2nd Classroom edition 201501084799968. pg 44. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
 contain. merriamwebster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. MerriamWebster. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/contain. Buy the book
 Gilbert, Jimmie; and Gilbert Linda. Elements of Modern Algebra. 6th edition. pp 13. Thomson, Brooks/Cole. 2005. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. Buy the book
 Potter, Michael. Set Theory and Its Philosophy: A Critical Introduction. pg 31. Oxford University Press, USA. March 11, 2004. Last Accessed 6/25/2018. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Contain (Set). 4/16/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/contain_set.html.
Image Credits
Revision History
4/16/2019: Updated equations and expressions to new format. (
McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (
McAdams, David E.)
6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (
McAdams, David E.)
1/20/2010: Added "References". (
McAdams, David E.)
7/9/2008: Corrected math error. (
McAdams, David E.)
3/25/2008: Changed More Information to current standard. Changed equation from image to text (
McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (
McAdams, David E.)