Let $R\subseteq\mathbb{R}^2$. Consider the set of all "horizontal sections" $H_R =$ {$ Rb|b\in\mathbb{R}$} where $Rb=${$ a\in\mathbb{R} | (a,b)\in R$}. Similarly consider the set of "vertical sections" of $R$, $V_R =${$ aR|a\in\mathbb{R}$} where $aR=${$ b\in\mathbb{R} | (a,b)\in R$}. Now define the equivalence relation on $\wp (\mathbb{R^2})$ such that $R \sim S$ if, and only if, $H_R=H_S$ and $V_R=V_S$.

- Do you have any reference to this equivalence relation or a similar one?
- What connections does it have to topology?
- As an example, ¿can you describe the equivalence class of a disk?

Of course this can be generalized to any set of binary relations, but I want to understand it in the case of the plane.