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 T - Transitive


Transitive: Property of relations: A - binary - relation R is said to be transitive if for all things x, y and z, if x is related by R to y and y is related by R to z, then x is related by R to z.

Typical examples of transitive relations are identity (=), smaller (<), smaller or equal (<=).


See also: Logic

Literature: Carnap, Russell


 Original: Aug 12, 2004                                                Last edited: 25 February 2007.   Top