# Definition:Strictly Well-Founded Relation/Also known as

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## Strictly Well-Founded Relation: Also known as

A **strictly well-founded relation** is also known in the literature as a **foundational relation**.

It is commonplace in the literature and on the internet to use the term **well-founded relation** for **strictly well-founded relation**.

However, $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ prefers the more cumbersome and arguably more precise **strictly well-founded relation** in preference to all others.

Some sources do not hyphenate, and present the name as **strictly wellfounded relation**.