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equivalence relation

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199688975
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191768125
equivalence relation

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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. ...

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Subjects: Computing

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