# Tuple meaning

*n*-tuple is an ordered list of

*n*numbers and can represent a point in

*n*-dimensional space.

A tuple is not merely a totally-ordered set because the same element can appear more than once in a tuple: for example, qualifies as a 3-tuple whereas it would not qualify as a totally-ordered set (of cardinality 3), because the set would be where and so that ; i.e., it would actually be a one-element set, not even just two-element.

If commutativity were added to a **tuple**, it would turn into a multiset or "bag". For example, words (of some alphabetic language) can be considered to be **tuples** of letters. If the ordering requirement on those letters were lifted, then the word would become a multiset of letters equivalent to those of its anagrams.

*Note*: this definition may overlap with the previous one.)

Both Python and Haskell have a **tuple** data type as well as a list data type.

Unlike lists, **tuples** are not formed by consing.