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uncountable

A set is said to be uncountable or uncountably infinite if it is infinite and cannot be placed into a one-to-one correspondence (i.e., a bijection) with the set of natural numbers. Georg Cantor proved that the set of real numbers is uncountable, a fact sometimes referred to as the “non-denumerability of the reals.”

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