Is there a term used to describe both an equation and inequality? The closest thing I can think of is "relation".

  • 4
    $\begingroup$ I'd use "relation" too. $\endgroup$ Aug 20, 2012 at 18:15
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ How about inequation? :-). $\endgroup$
    – copper.hat
    Aug 20, 2012 at 18:21
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ It depends on context, but to the extent these are not tautologies, they are often constraints. $\endgroup$
    – Henry
    Aug 20, 2012 at 18:24
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ For many authors "inequalities" include "equalities", just like noncommutative rings include commutative rings (here 'non' means 'not necessarily'). $\endgroup$ Aug 20, 2012 at 18:31
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Note that an equality is just two inequalities in opposite directions. $\endgroup$ Aug 20, 2012 at 19:01


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.