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[edit]Noun
[edit] (topology) Informally, a set such that the target point of a movement by a small amount in any direction from any point in the set is still in the set; exemplified by a full circle without its boundary.
 (topology, mathematical analysis, restricted to metric spaces) A set which can be described as an (arbitrary) union of open balls. Equivalently, a set such that for every point in it, there is an open ball centered at that point, such that that open ball is contained by the set.
 (topology) Most generally, a member of the topology of a given topological space.
Meronyms
[edit] (in metric spaces): open ball
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[edit]the set of all interior points
