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Origin of the term seperable

  1. Nov 15, 2008 #1
    Origin of the term "seperable"

    I was just curious as to why out of all properties of metric spaces (ie compactness, closure, etc), i dont know how the term seperable makes sense intuitively.... is there an origin to this term?
    Just curious.
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  3. Nov 15, 2008 #2

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    Re: Origin of the term "seperable"

    This is one of the mysteries of topology!
     
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