set-theoretic difference

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set-theoretic difference (plural set-theoretic differences)

  1. (set theory) Given two sets A and B, the set-theoretic difference of A and B is the set that contains exactly those elements belonging to A but not to B; the relative complement of B in A.

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  • In mathematical expressions, the set-theoretic difference of A and B is denoted by "A - B."

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