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## Directed partial orders

Abbreviation: **DPO**

### Definition

A \emph{directed partial order} is a poset $\mathbf{P}=\langle P,\leq \rangle $ that is \emph{directed}, i.e. every finite subset of $P$ has an upper bound in $P$, or equivalently, $P\ne\emptyset$, $\forall xy\exists z (x\le z$ and $y\le z)$.

##### Morphisms

Let $\mathbf{P}$ and $\mathbf{Q}$ be directed partial orders. A morphism from $\mathbf{P}$ to $\mathbf{Q}$ is a function $f:Parrow Q$ that is order preserving:

$x\le y\Longrightarrow f(x)\le f(y)$

### Examples

Example 1:

### Basic results

### Properties

### Finite members

$\begin{array}{lr}
f(1)= &1

f(2)= &1

f(3)= &2

f(4)= &

f(5)= &

f(6)= &

\end{array}$