# Cantor set

### noun Mathematics.

the set obtained from the closed interval from 0 to 1 by removing the middle third from the interval, then the middle third from each of the two remaining sets, and continuing the process indefinitely.

## Origin of Cantor set

after G. Cantor

Also called Cantor ternary set.

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