# generalization of a uniformity

Let $X$ be a set. Let $\mathcal{U}$ be a family of subsets of $X\times X$ such that $\mathcal{U}$ is a filter, and that every element of $\mathcal{U}$ contains the diagonal relation $\Delta$ (reflexive   ). Consider the following possible “axioms”:

1. 1.

for every $U\in\mathcal{U}$, $U^{-1}\in\mathcal{U}$

2. 2.

for every $U\in\mathcal{U}$, there is $V\in\mathcal{U}$ such that $V\circ V\in U$,

where $U^{-1}$ is defined as the inverse relation (http://planetmath.org/OperationsOnRelations) of $U$, and $\circ$ is the composition of relations (http://planetmath.org/OperationsOnRelations). If $\mathcal{U}$ satisfies Axiom 1, then $\mathcal{U}$ is called a semi-uniformity. If $\mathcal{U}$ satisfies Axiom 2, then $\mathcal{U}$ is called a quasi-uniformity. The underlying set $X$ equipped with $\mathcal{U}$ is called a semi-uniform space or a quasi-uniform space according to whether $\mathcal{U}$ is a semi-uniformity or a quasi-uniformity.

A semi-pseudometric space is a semi-uniform space. A quasi-pseudometric space is a quasi-uniform space.

## References

• 1 W. Page, Topological Uniform Structures, Wiley, New York 1978.
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