Cantor diagonal process

Cantor diagonal process

[′kän·tȯr dī′ag·ən·əl ‚präs·əs]
(mathematics)
A technique of proving statements about infinite sequences, each of whose terms is an infinite sequence by operation on the n th term of the n th sequence for each n ; used to prove the uncountability of the real numbers.
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