totally ordered set

a set in which a relation, as "less than or equal to," holds for all pairs of elements of the set. Also called chain, linearly ordered set, simply ordered set. Cf. partially ordered set, well-ordered set.

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  • partially ordered set — Math. a set in which a relation as less than or equal to holds for some pairs of elements of the set, but not for all. Cf. totally ordered set, well ordered set. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

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  • linearly ordered set — Math. See totally ordered set. * * * …   Universalium

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