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Is it correct to say that

"A function or a map or a mapping is a binary relation such that ..."

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    $\begingroup$ Depends on the author. $\endgroup$ – user98602 Mar 26 '14 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ I'd think you'd write it as "function, map, or a mapping" $\endgroup$ – ruler501 Mar 26 '14 at 18:02
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    $\begingroup$ Yes. And also the phrases "taken as synonyms" and "taken to be synonymous" are synonymous. $\endgroup$ – rschwieb Mar 26 '14 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I wanted to make my question turn up more often in search results =D $\endgroup$ – Kenny LJ Mar 26 '14 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ Better to say: "A function is a binary relation such that ... . Functions may also be called maps or mappings. $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Mar 26 '14 at 18:14

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