# Elementary interval

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*of a partially ordered set*

A subset consisting of two elements such that there are no other elements in the partially ordered set between them, i.e.

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Elementary intervals are also called gaps or atomic intervals.

For (elementary) intervals in see Interval and segment; Interval, closed; Interval, open.

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Elementary interval.

*Encyclopedia of Mathematics.*URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Elementary_interval&oldid=11924

This article was adapted from an original article by O.A. Ivanova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article