simply-connected [sim-plee-kuh-nek-tid] Word Origin adjective Mathematics.

  1. (of a set or domain) having a connected complement.
  2. (of a set or domain) having the property that every simple closed curve in the set can be shrunk to a point without intersecting the boundary of the set.

Origin of simply-connected First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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