Jordan curve theorem

noun

Definition of Jordan curve theorem

: a fundamental theorem of topology: every simple closed curve divides the plane into two regions for which it is the common boundary

First Known Use of Jordan curve theorem

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Jordan curve theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jordan%20curve%20theorem. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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