without loss of generality
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (mathematics) With a constraining assumption that, however, makes it clear how to apply the proof performed under this assumption to the general case unconstrained by the assumption.
- We wish to prove two ellipses in the plane intersect in an even number of points or are tangent. Without loss of generality, assume one of them has the equation .
- wlog (abbreviation)