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  1. Jan 11, 2006 #1
    Is there a special term for sets that are not contained in one another, but are not disjoint? That is, they share some elements but have elements in either that are not in the other.
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  3. Jan 11, 2006 #2


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    sets with non-empty intersection
  4. Jan 11, 2006 #3


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    "overlapping" sets.
  5. Jan 11, 2006 #4
    Yes! Overlapping will do. thanks.
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