Pronunciation: /rɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ Explain
|Figure 1: Venn diagram showing that functions are a subset of relations.||
A relation is a property that associates two
It can be considered as a set of
An example of a relation is
x2 + y2 = 1. A relation may or may
not also be a
An example of a relation that is a function is y = x + 2.
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McAdams, David E. Relation. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/r/relation.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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3/11/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)