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# Def/Total order

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Definition of Totally ordered: Suppose that $X$ is a set, and $\leq$ is a partial order on $X$. Then, $\leq$ is a total order, or in other words, $(X, \leq)$ is a totally ordered set, if: $$\forall x,y \in X, x \leq y \mbox{ or } y \leq x.$$

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