# equivalence relation

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## equivalence relation

n.
A reflexive, symmetric, and transitive relationship between elements of a set, such as congruence for the set of all triangles in a plane.

## equivalence relation

n
(Logic) logic maths a relation that is reflexive, symmetric, and transitive: it imposes a partition on its domain of definition so that two elements belong to the same subset if and only if the relation holds between them
Translations
relace ekvivalence
relacija ekvivalencije
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