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EtymologyEdit

For Wolfgang Haken, who studied these manifolds.

AdjectiveEdit

Haken (not comparable)

  1. (topology, of a 3-manifold) Irreducible, compact, and containing a non-∂-parallel incompressible surface (besides a sphere or disk).

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hāke, from Old High German hāggo, hācko, hāko. One of the rare words with a long vowel followed by an original geminate, which was later simplified. Cognate with Dutch haak. Further related with Dutch hoek, English hook.

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NounEdit

Haken m (genitive Hakens, plural Haken, diminutive Häkchen n)

  1. hook
  2. catch, hitch (a concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation)
  3. checkmark

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