# Definition:Edge Set

## Definition

Let $G = \left({V, E}\right)$ be a graph.

The set $E$ of edges in $G$ is called the **edge set**.

It is often convenient to refer to the **edge set** for a given graph $G$ as $E \left({G}\right)$, especially if there is at any one time more than one graph under consideration.

## Also see

## Sources

- 1977: Gary Chartrand:
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