A subword w of a given word x is a word that can be obtained by deleting 0 or more symbols from x. It is sometimes called a "scattered subword". For example, "art" is a subword of "altruistic".

Caution should be exercised, since "subword" in North America is often what is called a factor in Europe.

-- JeffreyShallit - 13 Jul 2011

Topic revision: r1 - 2011-07-13 - JeffreyShallit
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