[ sim-plee-kuh-nek-tid ]
/ ˈsɪm pli kəˌnɛk tɪd /
(of a set or domain) having a connected complement.
(of a set or domain) having the property that every simple closed curve in the set can be shrunk to a point without intersecting the boundary of the set.
Foxy, Catty, Fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?Catty It seems horribly unfair to adorable cats that catty is a human descriptor meaning “devious or spiteful” (and usually in reference to female behavior). What gives? The word cat has been around since the year 700. But then, in the Middle Ages, cat became one of the many offensive terms against women and was slang for “prostitute.” The association might have been made because …
Origin of simply-connected
First recorded in 1930–35
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