Definition:Degenerate Case

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This page is about Degenerate Case. For other uses, see Degenerate.


A degenerate case is a specific manifestation of a particular type of object being included in another, usually simpler, type of object.


Degenerate Case/Examples

A pair of intersecting lines are a degenerate case of a conic section. Such an object is formed by the intersection of a plane with a double napped cone such that the plane passes through the apex of the cone.

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