Noun

(*plural* Petri nets)

- One of several mathematical representations of discrete distributed systems, a 5-tuple , where
- is a set of
*places*. - is a set of
*transitions*. - and are disjoint, i.e. no object can be both a place and a transition
- is a set of arcs known as a
*flow relation*. The set is subject to the constraint that no arc may connect two places or two transitions, or more formally: . - is an
*initial marking*, where for each place , there are tokens. - is a set of
*arc weights*, which assigns to each arc some denoting how many tokens are consumed from a place by a transition, or alternatively, how many tokens are produced by a transition and put into each place.

- is a set of

Origin

Named after Carl Adam Petri (1926–2010), German mathematician and computer scientist.