one-to-one correspondence
Two sets can be put into one-to-one correspondence when to each element of one there corresponds one element of the other, and to each distinct element of the one a different element of the other. Counting is an operation that puts n-membered sets of objects into one-to-one correspondence with the set of the first n natural numbers. When two sets can be put into such a correspondence they are equinumerous.
This definition makes no use of numbers, and opens the way to defining a number in terms of a set of equinumerous sets. It thus lies at the heart of the logicist programme of Frege and Russell . See also Hume's principle.

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