Let be the set of all Prime Ideals of , and define . Then the Stone space of is the Topological Space defined on by postulating that the sets of the form are a subbase for the open sets.

**References**

Grätzer, G. *Lattice Theory: First Concepts and Distributive Lattices.*
San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman, p. 119, 1971.

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