# Poincaré conjecture

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

Originally conjectured by Henri Poincaré.

### Proper noun[edit]

**the Poincaré conjecture**

- The theorem that the only simply connected, closed 3-dimensional manifold is a sphere.

#### Usage notes[edit]

- This is still (2008) known as the
*Poincaré conjecture*but is now a theorem rather than a conjecture.