Cauchy sequence


Cau·chy sequence

noun \kō-ˈshē-, ˈkō-shē-\

Definition of CAUCHY SEQUENCE

:  a sequence of elements in a metric space such that for any positive number no matter how small there exists a term in the sequence for which the distance between any two terms beyond this term is less than the arbitrarily small number

Origin of CAUCHY SEQUENCE

Augustin-Louis Cauchy †1857 French mathematician
First Known Use: circa 1949

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