A set is a collection of well defined and distinct objects, considered as an object in its own right.

What is the mathematical term for a collection of well-defined objects without distinction required?

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    $\begingroup$ A multiset. $\endgroup$ – David Mitra May 4 '12 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidMitra, thank you $\endgroup$ – Joe Tuskan May 4 '12 at 14:47

Community wiki answer so this can be marked as answered: The term for a collection of objects without distinction required is "multiset".

  • $\begingroup$ Multisets are sometimes known as "bags". $\endgroup$ – Barry Fruitman Feb 24 '13 at 19:36

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