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Related to trichotomy property: Transitive property
trichotomy property[trī′käd·ə·mē ‚präp·ərd·ē]
The property of a linear order < on="" a="" set="">S that for any two elements a and b in S exactly one of the statements a <>b, a = b, or b <>a is true. Also known as comparison property.
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