Definition:One-to-One Relation

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A relation $\RR \subseteq S \times T$ is one-to-one if it is both many-to-one and one-to-many.

That is, every element of the domain of $\RR$ relates to no more than one element of its codomain, and every element of the image is related to by exactly one element of its domain.


Monogamous Society

One-to-One Relation/Examples/Monogamous Society

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Compare this with a one-to-one mapping, in which every element of the domain is mapped to an element of the codomain.

  • Results about one-to-one relations can be found here.