# Definition:Basis (Topology)/Synthetic Basis

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## Definition

Let $S$ be a set.

#### Definition 1

A synthetic basis on $S$ is a subset $\mathcal B \subseteq \mathcal P \left({S}\right)$ of the power set of $S$ such that:

 $(B1)$ $:$ $\mathcal B$ is a cover for $S$ $(B2)$ $:$ $\displaystyle \forall U, V \in \mathcal B:$ $\exists \mathcal A \subseteq \mathcal B: U \cap V = \bigcup \mathcal A$

That is, the intersection of any pair of elements of $\mathcal B$ is a union of sets of $\mathcal B$.

#### Definition 2

A synthetic basis on $S$ is a subset $\mathcal B \subseteq \mathcal P \left({S}\right)$ of the power set of $S$ such that:

$\mathcal B$ is a cover for $S$
$\forall U, V \in \mathcal B: \forall x \in U \cap V: \exists W \in \mathcal B: x \in W \subseteq U \cap V$

## Linguistic Note

The plural of basis is bases.

This is properly pronounced bay-seez, not bay-siz.