# Category:Definitions/Reflexive Closures

This category contains definitions related to Reflexive Closures.

Related results can be found in Category:Reflexive Closures.

### Definition 1

Let $\mathcal R$ be a relation on a set $S$.

The **reflexive closure** of $\mathcal R$ is denoted $\mathcal R^=$, and is defined as:

- $\mathcal R^= := \mathcal R \cup \set {\tuple {x, x}: x \in S}$

That is:

- $\mathcal R^= := \mathcal R \cup \Delta_S$

where $\Delta_S$ is the diagonal relation on $S$.

### Definition 2

Let $\mathcal R$ be a relation on a set $S$.

The **reflexive closure** of $\mathcal R$ is defined as the smallest reflexive relation on $S$ that contains $\mathcal R$ as a subset.

The **reflexive closure** of $\mathcal R$ is denoted $\mathcal R^=$.

### Definition 3

Let $\mathcal R$ be a relation on a set $S$.

Let $\mathcal Q$ be the set of all reflexive relations on $S$ that contain $\mathcal R$.

The **reflexive closure** of $\mathcal R$ is denoted $\mathcal R^=$, and is defined as:

- $\mathcal R^= := \bigcap \mathcal Q$

That is:

- $\mathcal R^=$ is the intersection of all reflexive relations on $S$ containing $\mathcal R$.

## Pages in category "Definitions/Reflexive Closures"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.