Set
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- A matching collection of similar things.
- a set of tables
- A collection of various objects for a particular purpose.
- a set of tools
- An object made up several parts
- a set of steps
- The scenery for a film or play.
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Mathematics
A set in mathematics is a collection of well defined and distinct objects, considered as an object in its own right. Sets are one of the most fundamental concepts in mathematics. Developed at the end of the 19th century, set theory is now a ubiquitous part of mathematics, and can be used as a foundation from which nearly all of mathematics can be derived. In mathematics education, elementary topics such as Venn diagrams are taught at a young age, while more advanced concepts are taught as part of a university degree.
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See also
- Alternative set theory
- Axiomatic set theory
- Category of sets
- Class (set theory)
- Dense set
- Family of sets
- Fuzzy set
- Internal set
- Mathematical structure
- Multiset
- Naive set theory
- Rough set
- Russell's paradox
- Scientific classification
- Set notation
- Sequence (mathematics)
- Taxonomy
- Tuple
- Boolean algebra (logic)
- Principia Mathematica
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