relative complement

the set of elements contained in a given set that are not elements of another specified set. Also called difference.

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  • relative complement — noun Given two sets A and B, the relative complement of A in B is the set that contains exactly those elements belonging to B but not to A. Syn: set theoretic difference …   Wiktionary

  • relative complement — Math. the set of elements contained in a given set that are not elements of another specified set. Also called difference …   Useful english dictionary

  • Complement (set theory) — In set theory, a complement of a set A refers to things not in (that is, things outside of), A. The relative complement of A with respect to a set B, is the set of elements in B but not in A. When all sets under consideration are considered to be …   Wikipedia

  • Complement d'objet direct — Complément d objet direct Pour les articles homonymes, voir COD. Le complément d objet direct (COD) (ou appelé également Complément Direct du Verbe CDV) est un complément du verbe d action transitif direct employé à la voix active : il subit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Complément d’objet direct — Complément d objet direct Pour les articles homonymes, voir COD. Le complément d objet direct (COD) (ou appelé également Complément Direct du Verbe CDV) est un complément du verbe d action transitif direct employé à la voix active : il subit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Complement (linguistics) — In grammar the term complement is used with different meanings. The primary meaning is a word, phrase or clause which is necessary in a sentence to complete its meaning. We find complements which function as an argument (i.e. of equal status to… …   Wikipedia

  • complement —  CIRCONSTANCIEL  Ex.: Ce matin, ils vont au marche, en voiture.  Constituant de la phrase et parfois du groupe verbal, le complement circonstanciel precise les circonstances de l action. Il exprime des nuances de sens tres variees : lieu, temps,… …   Glossaire de linguistique computationnelle

  • Complément d'objet direct — Pour les articles homonymes, voir COD. Le complément d objet direct (COD) (ou appelé également complément direct du verbe CDV) est un complément direct du verbe d action et employé à la voix active : c est à dire qu il subit l action… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Relative clause — A relative clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a noun. For example, the noun phrase the man who wasn t there contains the noun man , which is modified by the relative clause who wasn t there . In many languages, relative clauses are… …   Wikipedia

  • Relative pronoun — A relative pronoun is a pronoun that marks a relative clause within a larger sentence. It is called a relative pronoun because it relates to the word that it modifies.A relative pronoun links two clauses into a single complex clause. To this… …   Wikipedia

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