# Equivalence of Definitions of Dominate (Set Theory)

## Theorem

Let $S, T$ be sets.

The following definitions of the concept of Dominate in the context of Set Theory are equivalent:

### Definition 1

Then $S$ is dominated by $T$ if and only if there exists an injection from $S$ to $T$.

### Definition 2

Then $S$ is dominated by $T$ if and only if $S$ is equivalent to some subset of $T$.

That is, if and only if there exists a bijection $f: S \to T'$ for some $T' \subseteq T$.

## Proof

### Definition 1 implies Definition 2

Let $f: S \to T$ be an injection.

By Injection to Image is Bijection, $f$ is a bijection from $S$ to the image of $f$.

$\Box$

### Definition 2 implies Definition 1

Let $T' \subseteq T$ such that there exists a bijection $f: S \to T'$.

Let $i: T' \to T$ be the inclusion of $T'$ in $T$.

Then by Composite of Injections is Injection, $i \circ f: S \to T$ is an injection.

$\blacksquare$