simplicial

adjective

sim·​pli·​cial sim-ˈpli-shəl How to pronounce simplicial (audio)
: of or relating to simplexes
simplicially adverb

Examples of simplicial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, in topology, special kinds of subsets of simplicial complexes are also themselves simplicial complexes and therefore have the same properties. Quanta Magazine, 19 Aug. 2021 Topologists call these structures simplicial complexes. Quanta Magazine, 19 Aug. 2021 These include a new axiom, known as the univalence axiom, and a complete interpretation of MLTT in the language of simplicial sets, which (in addition to groupoids) are another way of representing homotopy types. Quanta Magazine, 19 May 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of simplicial was in 1913

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“Simplicial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simplicial. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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