distributive lattice

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distributive lattice definition

theory
A lattice for which the least upper bound (lub) and greatest lower bound (glb) operators distribute over one another so that
a lub (b glb c) == (a lub c) glb (a lub b)
and vice versa.
("lub" and "glb" are written in LateX as \sqcup and \sqcap).
(1998-11-09)

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