axiom of choice


noun Mathematics.

the axiom of set theory that given any collection of disjoint sets, a set can be so constructed that it contains one element from each of the given sets.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick
Also called Zermelo's axiom; especially British, multiplicative axiom.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020