infimum

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infimum

(ˈɪnfɪməm)
n, pl -ma (-mə)
(Mathematics) the greatest lower bound
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We say that P is a lattice if for every two elements x, y [member of] P there exists a least upper bound, which is called the join of x and y and is denoted by x [disjunction] p y, and there exists a greatest lower bound, which is called the meet of x and y and is denoted by x [conjunction] p y.
2]]) is the greatest lower bound of the values of G and is not reachable physically, because F vanishes, and hence the metric degenerates for this value.
2] It is well known that the projections form a lattice where if P and Q are projections, the greatest lower bound P[conjunction]Q is the projection on the intersection of the range of P and the range of Q and the least upper bound P V Q is the projection on the closure of the linear sum of the range of P with the range of Q (Holland 1970).
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