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Cantor set

noun, Mathematics
1.
the set obtained from the closed interval from 0 to 1 by removing the middle third from the interval, then the middle third from each of the two remaining sets, and continuing the process indefinitely.
Also called Cantor ternary set.
Origin
after G. Cantor
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