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, a weak Hausdorff space or weakly Hausdorff space is a
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where the image of every
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Hausdorff space
into the space is closed. In particular, every Hausdorff space is weak Hausdorff. As a separation property, it is stronger than T1, which is equivalent to the statement that points are closed. Specifically, every weak Hausdorff space is a T1 space. The notion was introduced by M. C. McCord. to remedy an inconvenience of working with the
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of Hausdorff spaces. It is often used in tandem with
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. A Δ-Hausdorff space is a topological space where the image of every
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is closed; i.e. if f :
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\to X is continuous, then f(
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is closed. Every weak Hausdorff space is Δ-Hausdorff, and every Δ-Hausdorff space is T1. A space is Δ-generated, if its topology is the finest such that each map f : \Delta^n \to X from a topological n-simplex \Delta^n to X is continuous. Δ-Hausdorff spaces are to Δ-generated spaces as weak Hausdorff spaces are to compactly generated spaces.


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