simple closed curve
noun Date: 1919 a closed plane curve (as a circle or an ellipse) that does not intersect itself — called also Jordan curve

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  • simple arc — Math. a curve that does not cross itself and has no points missing; a curve that can be put into one to one correspondence with the closed interval from 0 to 1. Also called Jordan arc. * * * …   Universalium

  • simple arc — Math. a curve that does not cross itself and has no points missing; a curve that can be put into one to one correspondence with the closed interval from 0 to 1. Also called Jordan arc …   Useful english dictionary

  • simpleclosed curve — simple closed curve n. A curve, such as a circle, that is closed and does not intersect itself. Also called Jordan curve. * * * …   Universalium

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