# set-theoretic difference

## 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*.

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#### Translations edit

set-theoretic difference —

*see*relative complement