Meaning of Cantor set

Can'tor set"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Math. Math.
  1. the set obtained from the closed interval from 0 to 1 by removing the middle third from the interval, then the middle third from each of the two remaining sets, and continuing the process indefinitely. Also called
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