Cantor's Axiom

Cantor's axiom

[′kan·tərz ′ak·sē·əm]
The postulate that there exists a one-to-one correspondence between the points of a line extending indefinitely in both directions and the set of real numbers.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cantor’s Axiom


one of the axioms characterizing the continuity of a line. It states that a nested sequence of closed intervals whose lengths tend to zero has a single common point. It was formulated by G. Cantor in 1872.

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