# Definition:Preordering/Preordered Set

## Definition

Let $S$ be a set.

Let $\precsim$ be a preordering on $S$.

Then the relational structure $\left({S, \precsim}\right)$ is called a preordered set.

## Also known as

This is sometimes shortened to proset.

Some sources use the term quasi-ordering for what we call a preordering, and those sources call this a quasi-ordered set and may shorten it to qoset.