ordered triple


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ordered triple

[¦ȯrd·ərd ′trip·əl]
(mathematics)
A set of three elements, written (x,y,z), where x is distinguished as first, y as second, and z as third.
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The graph of function f is a set of all ordered triples [x, y, f(x, y)], where ordered pairs are from domain of f .
Figure 1 visually shows this process for N = 3 and lists the sequence of ordered triples from start to end.