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partially ordered set

noun, Mathematics.
a set in which a relation as “less than or equal to” holds for some pairs of elements of the set, but not for all.
Origin of partially ordered set
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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partially ordered set in Technology

A set with a partial ordering.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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