upper bound

upper bound

noun Mathematics.
an element greater than or equal to all the elements in a given set: 3 and 4 are upper bounds of the set consisting of 1, 2, and 3. Compare bound3 ( def 4 ), greatest lower bound, least upper bound, lower bound.
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upper bound  
A number that is greater than or equal to every number in a given set.
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An upper bound of two elements x and y under some relation <= is an element z such that x <= z and y <= z.
("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).
See also least upper bound.
(1995-02-15)

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