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As the title says, is there a mathematical object referred to as "ivy" or "ivy type" or similar?

I have a type of graph where this name fits perfectly, but I don't want it to clash with something already defined.

(I could in this paper call it a "reduced graph" or "contracted graph" but the above definition would make more sense.)

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If it fits perfectly for you, then use it anyway, even if it already has imperfect meaning elsewhere. –  Joel David Hamkins Apr 25 '10 at 1:14
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"Ivy" might be a problematic name since "an ivy" is very unidiomatic English. –  Tom Smith Apr 25 '10 at 22:21
    
Yes, it is some sort of plant, but the plants characteristics fits my definition. That is the nice part. –  Per Alexandersson Apr 26 '10 at 15:29
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@Tom: only because ivy is generally used in mass noun constructions. "An ivy vine" is perfectly idiomatic English; "an ivy graph" would be fine in maths. –  Charles Stewart May 11 '10 at 9:04
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I trust that these graphs aren't poisonous. –  Gerry Myerson Aug 31 '10 at 13:00

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Ivy does not appear to be a common term in mathscinet. Integrable vector Young functions are called IVY-functions in MR2055989 and related papers. Otherwise all occurrences are the plant or a person.

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Thanks, what I write is related to complex analysis and graph theory, so this won't be closely related notions. –  Per Alexandersson Apr 25 '10 at 1:44

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