well-founded

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well-founded (comparative more well-founded, superlative most well-founded)

  1. based on reasoning, evidence and good judgement
  2. properly substantiated
  3. (mathematics) A binary relation, R, is well-founded (or wellfounded) on a class X if and only if every non-empty subset of X has a minimal element with respect to R.

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