Definition:Transitive Relation/Definition 1

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Let $\mathcal R \subseteq S \times S$ be a relation in $S$.

$\mathcal R$ is transitive if and only if:

$\tuple {x, y} \in \mathcal R \land \tuple {y, z} \in \mathcal R \implies \tuple {x, z} \in \mathcal R$

that is:

$\set {\tuple {x, y}, \tuple {y, z} } \subseteq \mathcal R \implies \tuple {x, z} \in \mathcal R$

Also see

  • Results about relation transitivity can be found here.