Meaning of COMPACTIFICATION in English


kəmˌpaktəfə̇ˈkāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: compact (I) + -ification (as in saponification )

1. : a compact topological space that contains a given topological space as a subset or that contains a subset homeomorphic to the given topological space

2. : the application of a topological compactification to a model of the universe (as one involving superstrings) in which the ordinary dimensions of space are held to coexist with several other dimensions too infinitesimal in size to observe

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