simple closed curve


noun Mathematics.

a curve that is closed and that has no loops or points missing; a curve for which there exists a homeomorphism mapping it to a circle.

Nearby words

  1. simple,
  2. simple absence,
  3. simple algebraic extension,
  4. simple arc,
  5. simple carbohydrate,
  6. simple dislocation,
  7. simple enumeration,
  8. simple epithelium,
  9. simple extension,
  10. simple fission

Origin of simple closed curve

First recorded in 1965–70

Also called Jordan curve.

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