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The standard way of defining a relation R between a set X and a set Y is as some subset of (X x Y).  We write aRb if and only if (a,b) is in R.  This can also be looked at as a mapping from (X x Y) to 2={0,1}.

Some particularly important kind of relations are MappinG''s'', EquivalenceRelation''s'', and PartialOrder''s''.