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multi- +‎ set.


multiset (plural multisets)

  1. (set theory) A generalized type of set in which multiple occurrences of an element are permitted.
    Two words are anagrams if they are made up of the same multiset of letters.
    • 2002, Gheorghe Pǎun, Membrane Computing: An Introduction, Springer, page 49,
      Membrane computing essentially deals with multisets, which are sets with multiplicities associated with their elements.
    • 2006, Xin Chen, Lan Liu, Zheng Liu, Tao Jiang, On the Minimum Common Integer Partition Problem, Tiziana Calamoneri, Irene Finocchi, Giuseppe F. Italiano (editors), Algorithms and Complexity: 6th Italian Conference CIAC 2006, Proceedings, Springer, LNCS 3998, page 236,
      A partition of a positive integer n is a multiset of positive integers that add up to exactly n, and an integer partition of a multiset S of integers is defined as the multiset union of partitions of integers in S.
    • 2012, Edward A. Scheinerman, Mathematics: A Discrete Introduction Brooks/Cole (Cengage Learning), page 102,
      Two multisets are the same provided they contain the same elements with the same multiplicities. For example, {1, 2, 3, 3} = {3, 1, 3, 2}, but {1, 2, 3, 3} ≠ {1, 2, 3, 3, 3}.


  • (generalized type of set that may contain multiple occurrences of elements): bag, mset.


  • (generalized type of set that may contain multiple occurrences of elements): set

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