reflexive relation

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reflexive relation

[ri′flek·siv ri‚lā·shən]
(mathematics)
A relation among the elements of a set such that every element stands in that relation to itself.
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It is very commonly assumed that metaphysical dependence or grounding is an irreflexive relation.
Although "taller" stands for a transitive, asymmetric, and irreflexive relation, I do not take this to be part of its logical form.
What is curious about this reply is that it overlooks the simple point that relations supervenient upon transitive and irreflexive relations can be reflexive.