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noun 
  1. (settheory) A diagram representing sets by circles or ellipses (and sometimes also the universal set as a rectangle enclosing all of these shapes) and indicating the relationships between the sets:
    • by overlapping the shapes to show that the two corresponding sets have a non-empty intersection;
    • by enclosing one shape entirely within another to show that the first set is a subset of the other;
    • by showing completely separate shapes to show that neither of these facts applies to the corresponding sets
Translations: 
  • French: diagramme de Venn
  • German: Venn-Diagramm
  • Italian: diagramma di Eulero-Venn
Etymology: Named after the inventor, mathematician w:John Venn, John Venn


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