binary relation

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binary relation

n. Mathematics
A set of assignments from one set to itself or to another set. For example, "less than" is a binary relation from the set of real numbers to itself in which 3 is assigned to 4 (because 3 < 4), but 4 is not assigned to 3 (because 4 > 3).
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But the attempt to exclude the Algonquin Anishinabe First Nation from erecting the white-colored Teepee speaks to the historical nature of the asymmetrical relationship between mainstream Canadian culture and that of Native communities.
The Western community noticed Russia's game plan in Syria - with it giving a green light to launch the Afrin offensive - because Moscow's main goal is to shift Turkey away from NATO, to sow discord between Turkey and the West, disintegrate the alliance, and establish a more asymmetrical relationship pattern.
The ethnocentric totalitarian regime will not succeed to resolve this fundamental contradiction even if it won the civil war as long as it pursues liberal economic policies that link South Sudan, in an asymmetrical relationship, to the global comprador capitalism in the context of extraction and plunder of its natural resources.
As noted by Gaspar Vibal, the poet was 'attracted to them because of the largely asymmetrical relationship and their incongruous differential in power and class.
Instead of assuming an asymmetrical relationship between Europe and colonial Indonesia, Knight thus unravels a polycentric landscape of trade in which clear boundaries metropolitan cores and colonial peripheries cannot be drawn.
This self-governing kingdom resisted the struggles for power of the European nations, maintaining an ever more asymmetrical relationship with them.
The longer answer, though, is that educators are in an asymmetrical relationship with the lawmakers who control budgets, write policy, and legislate accountability systems.
His overemphasis on the Aegean coast of Turkey contributes to his underestimation of the asymmetrical relationship between Turkey and Greece.
unearth the ways that historical writings have naturalized the asymmetrical relationship between Inuvialuit and colonizing forces [and] how bringing this knowledge to light is part of the larger process of decolonization that helps this community move forward" (p.
Arlene's Zipper" focuses on a pivotal moment in the asymmetrical relationship of Constable Claude Aguilera, a small-town police official who hasn't arrested anyone in twenty-five years, and his wife, Arlene.
The asymmetrical relationship between China and Vietnam within the Chinese tribute system was based on the assumption that the emperor wielded universal authority, and Vietnamese leaders sought to establish local authority in the context of this tributary relationship.
The network also balances a focus between individual users and larger subjects, walking a line between the open-ended asymmetrical relationship of following users on Twitter (and being followed in turn) and the one-to-one relationship of a Facebook friendship.

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