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Jordan curve theorem
Word Origin
noun
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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.
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Jordan curve theorem
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1915-1920
1915-20;
named after M. E. C.
Jordan
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