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equivalence relation

noun

Definition of EQUIVALENCE RELATION

:  a relation (as equality) between elements of a set (as the real numbers) that is symmetric, reflexive, and transitive and for any two elements either holds or does not hold
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First Known Use of EQUIVALENCE RELATION

circa 1949

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