equivalence relation A relation that is transitive, symmetric, and reflexive. The concept is a convenient generalization or abstraction of equality. It covers most notions of equals, equivalence, and similarity as defined between triangles, algorithms, Boolean expressions, algebraic structures, statements, etc. See also equivalence class, partial ordering.
More From encyclopedia.com
Relation , RELATION Relation, from the Latin, relatio (referre, relatum ), means a reference, bearing, or towardness, and relative signifies the substantive mea… Equality , I THE CONCEPT OF EQUALITYFelix E. Oppenheim In the context of the social sciences, the concept of equality refers sometimes to certain properties whi… Equal , e·qual / ˈēkwəl/ • adj. 1. being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value: add equal amounts of water and flour. ∎ (of people) having the same st… Rhombus , rhombus •Ananias, bias, Darius, dryas, Elias, eyas, Gaius, hamadryas, Lias, Mathias, pious, Tobias •joyous • Shavuoth • tempestuous •spirituous • tor… Order , Order Few notions have both so rich a heritage of meaning and so clear an application to all fields of knowledge as does order. There are many myths… Postulate , A postulate is an assumption, that is, a proposition or statement that is assumed to be true without any proof. Postulates are the fundamental propos…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like