ribbon diagram


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ribbon diagram

[′rib·ən ¦dī·ə‚gram]
(geology)
A continuous geologic cross section that is drawn in perspective along a curved or sinuous line.
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Given a composition I = ([i.sub.1] ..., [i.sub.k]), let [bar.I] = ([i.sub.k], ..., [i.sub.1]) and let [I.sup.~] be the conjugate composition of I obtained by reflecting the ribbon diagram of I across the diagonal.
It is well known that compositions of n bijectively correspond to the subsets of [n - 1] via their descent set; they also bijectively correspond to the ribbon diagrams, i.e.