# Reflexivity

A property of binary relations. A binary relation $R$ on a set $A$ is called reflexive if $aRa$ for all $a\in A$. Regarding $R$ as a subset of $A \times A$, $R$ is reflexive if it contains the diagonal or identity relation $\Delta = \{(a,a) : a \in A \}$. Examples of reflexive relations are equality (cf Equality axioms), equivalence relations, order.