many-to-one

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A many-to-one mapping of members (dots) of the set on the left to members of the set on the right

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many-to-one (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics, logic, of a relationship between two sets) having the property that many elements of one set may be assigned by the relationship to one element in the other set, and that a given element in the first set can be assigned by only one member of the second set.
  2. From a many sources to a single recipient.
    Traditional management structure consisted of a hierarchical tree of many-to-one communications (from subordinate to manager), with each manager often significantly filtering what he passed on to his manager.

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