RE: Need a word

Subject: RE: Need a word
From: Allan Ackerson <alackerson -at- msn -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>, "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, Tech Whirler List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:14:03 -0600

Would "cocooned" or "encircled" work?
> From: richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com
> To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:03:10 -0700
> Subject: RE: Need a word
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> Chris Morton wrote:
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> > Imagine two amoeba-like shapes, one smaller than the other. Both are only
> > represented by their outlines. The smaller amoeba outline appears to have
> > been ingested by the larger amoeba outline, but its boundary does touch
> > that of its larger brethren.
> >
> > I'm looking for an adjective to describe this condition that is similar to
> > concentric or conjoined, neither of which are 100% accurate in describing
> > this item. The best I've come up with to date is to describe the larger
> > amoeba as the "surrounding region" of the smaller amoeba.
>
> IIRC, set theory uses the verb "contain." The set of all dogs contains the set of poodles; the set of poodles is contained by the set of all dogs. For nouns, you could use subset and superset. The set of all dogs is a superset of the set of poodles; the set of poodles is a subset of all dogs. Can't think of any helpful adjectives, and I'm not sure you need them. :-}
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> Richard G. Combs
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References:
Need a word: From: Chris Morton
RE: Need a word: From: Combs, Richard

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