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nested

[ nes-tid ]
/ ˈnɛs tɪd /
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adjective Mathematics.
(of an ordered collection of sets or intervals) having the property that each set is contained in the preceding set and the length or diameter of the sets approaches zero as the number of sets tends to infinity.
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Origin of nested

First recorded in 1720–30; nest + -ed3
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