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Lower Bound of a Set

Any number that is less than or equal to all of the elements of a given set. For example, 5 is a lower bound of the interval [8,9]. So are 6, 7, and 8.

 

 

 

See also

Greatest lower bound, upper bound, interval notation

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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