simple closed curve

noun

: a closed plane curve (such as a circle or an ellipse) that does not intersect itself

called also Jordan curve

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simple closed curve was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near simple closed curve

Cite this Entry

“Simple closed curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simple%20closed%20curve. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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