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Topic: Order embedding
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Victor Porton

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Re: Order embedding
Posted: Sep 16, 2013 12:24 PM
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> On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:24:06 +0300, Victor Porton <>
> wrote:

>>William Elliot wrote:

>>> Let X,Y be (partially) ordered sets. Are these definitions correct?
>>> f:X -> Y is an order embedding when
>>> for all x,y, (x <= y iff f(x) <= f(y)).


> I think no. Surely an embedding is required to be injective.

>>> f:X -> Y is an order isomorphism when f is surjective
>>> and for all x,y, (x <= y iff f(x) <= f(y)).


> No. An isomorphism must be bijective.

Sorry, I was uncareful when answering William' question.

Dullrich is right.

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