The fuzzyfication of hypercompositional structures has developed in several directions. In this note we follow one direction and extend the classical concept of reducibility in hypergroups to the fuzzy case. In particular we define and study the fuzzy reduced hypergroups. New fundamental relations are defined on a crisp hypergroup endowed with a fuzzy set, that lead to the concept of fuzzy reduced hypergroup. This is a hypergroup in which the equivalence class of any element, with respect to a determined fuzzy set, is a singleton. The most well known fuzzy set considered on a hypergroup is the grade fuzzy set
, used for the study of the fuzzy grade of a hypergroup. Based on this, in the second part of the paper, we study the fuzzy reducibility of some particular classes of crisp hypergroups with respect to the grade fuzzy set.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited