Poincaré conjecture


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Poincaré conjecture

[‚pwän‚kä′rā kən‚jek·chər]
(mathematics)
The question as to whether a compact, simply connected three-dimensional manifold without boundary must be homeomorphic to the three-dimensional sphere.
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