many-one

many-one
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
of a relation in logic : constituted so that if the first term is given only one thing can be the second term whereas if the second term is given any of many things can be the first term

the relation “sired-by” is many-one since many offspring may be sired by one animal but each offspring has only one sire

— compare one-many, one-one

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/men"ee wun"/; usually read as /men"ee teuh wun"/, adj. Logic, Math.
(of a relation) having the property that each element is assigned to one element only but that many elements may be assigned to the same element.
[1905-10]

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