meager set

meager set

[¦mē·gər ′set]
(mathematics)
A set that is a countable union of nowhere-dense sets. Also known as set of first category.
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n] coincides with an open subset Un of W modulo some meager set.
For Temkin and many like him inside and outside the Soviet Union, the Red Army--and for that matter, the Communist Party, however fundamentally flawed--represented the last, best hope in a meager set of imperfect alternatives, and the only one that promised protection and a realistic chance of survival.
No more than a Reader's Digest precis of Barrie's tale with a few contemporary touches, it's theatrically impoverished, running less than 80 minutes with a east of 12, two meager sets and far too many lengthy between-scenes blackouts.