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simple arc

noun, Mathematics.
1.
a curve that does not cross itself and has no points missing; a curve that can be put into one-to-one correspondence with the closed interval from 0 to 1.
Also called Jordan arc.
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  • On the south, topographic conditions made the margin depart from a simple arc.

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