# Difference between revisions of "Pre-order"

A reflexive and transitive binary relation on a set. If $\leq$ is a pre-order on a set $M$, then the relation $a\tilde{}b$ if and only if $a\leq b$ and $b\leq a$, $a,b\in M$, is an equivalence on $M$. The pre-order $\leq$ induces an order relation (cf. also Order (on a set)) on the quotient set $M/\tilde{}$.