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Jordan curve theorem

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noun Mathematics.
  1. the theorem that the complement of a simple closed curve can be expressed as the union of two disjoint sets, each having as boundary the given curve.

Origin of Jordan curve theorem

First recorded in 1915–20; named after M. E. C. Jordan
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