# Hausdorff axiom

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

One of the separation axioms (cf. Separation axiom). It was introduced by F. Hausdorff in 1914 (see [1]) in his definition of the concept of a topological space. The Hausdorff axiom holds in a topological space if any two (distinct) points of it have disjoint neighbourhoods. A space satisfying the Hausdorff axiom is called a Hausdorff space or a -space.

#### References

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

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#### References

[a1] | 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 I.G. Koshevnikova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article