# Covering element

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*in a partially ordered set*

An element directly following another element; more precisely, the expression "a covers b in the partially ordered set P" means that and that there is no element such that .

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This article was adapted from an original article by T.S. Fofanova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article