The Lattice of Definable Equivalence Relations in Homogeneous $n$-Dimensional Permutation Structures

  • Samuel Braunfeld
Keywords: Countable homogeneous, Fraisse theory, Infinite permutations


In Homogeneous permutations, Peter Cameron [Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 2002] classified the homogeneous permutations (homogeneous structures with 2 linear orders), and posed the problem of classifying the homogeneous $n$-dimensional permutation structures (homogeneous structures with $n$ linear orders) for all finite $n$. We prove here that the lattice of $\emptyset$-definable equivalence relations in such a structure can be any finite distributive lattice, providing many new imprimitive examples of homogeneous finite dimensional permutation structures. We conjecture that the distributivity of the lattice of $\emptyset$-definable equivalence relations is necessary, and prove this under the assumption that the reduct of the structure to the language of $\emptyset$-definable equivalence relations is homogeneous. Finally, we conjecture a classification of the primitive examples, and confirm this in the special case where all minimal forbidden structures have order 2.


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