Definition:Saturated Set (Equivalence Relation)

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Definition

Let $\sim$ be an equivalence relation on a set $S$.

Let $T\subset S$ be a subset.


Definition 1

$T$ is saturated if and only if it equals its saturation:

$T = \overline T$


Definition 2

$T$ is saturated if and only if it is a union of equivalence classes:

$\displaystyle \exists U \subset S : T = \bigcup_{u \mathop \in U} \left[\!\left[{u}\right]\!\right]$


Definition 3

$T$ is saturated if and only if it is the preimage of some set under the quotient mapping:

$\exists V \subset S / \sim \; : T = q^{-1} \left[{V}\right]$


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