Definition: An extension or superset of a binary relation such that whenever (a,b) and (b,c) are in the extension, (a,c) is also in the extension.
See also transitive reduction, transitive.
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Sandeep Kumar Shukla, "transitive closure", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 4 September 2013. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/transitiveClosure.html