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# Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem

[ bohl-zah-noh-vahy-er-shtrahs, -strahs, bohlt-sah- ]

/ boʊlˈzɑ noʊˈvaɪ ərˌʃtrɑs, -ˌstrɑs, boʊltˈsɑ- /

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noun Mathematics.

the theorem that every bounded set with an infinite number of elements contains at least one accumulation point.

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## Origin of Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem

Named after B. Bolzano and K. Weierstrass (1815–97), German mathematician

## Words nearby Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem

Boltzmann, Boltzmann constant, bolus, Bolyai, Bolzano, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem, Boma, Bomarc, bomb, bombacaceous, bombard

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