# set-theoretic difference

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## English[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**set-theoretic difference** (*plural* **set-theoretic differences**)

- (set theory, of two sets A and B) The set that contains exactly those elements belonging to
*A*but not to*B*; the relative complement of*B*in*A*.

#### Usage notes[edit]

- In mathematical expressions, denoted
*A*-*B*.

#### Synonyms[edit]

#### Translations[edit]

set-theoretic difference —

*see*relative complement