# Hausdorff space

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*-space*

A topological space in which any two (distinct) points are separated by disjoint neighbourhoods (see Hausdorff axiom). Hausdorff spaces need not be regular nor a fortiori completely regular, even when they consist only of a countable set of points or have a countable base. They were first considered by F. Hausdorff in 1914, see [1].

#### References

[1] | F. Hausdorff, "Set theory" , Chelsea, reprint (1978) (Translated from German) |

[2] | A.V. Arkhangel'skii, V.I. Ponomarev, "Fundamentals of general topology: problems and exercises" , Reidel (1984) (Translated from Russian) |

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This article was adapted from an original article by A.V. Arkhangel'skii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article