Hausdorff maximal principle

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Hausdorff maximal principle

[′hau̇s·dȯrf ′mak·sə·məl ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(mathematics)
The principle that every partially ordered set has a linearly ordered subset S which is maximal in the sense that S is not a proper subset of another linearly ordered subset.