Definitions for unknot

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•knot′(v.t.)-knot•ted, -knot•ting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick(verb)

    become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of

    "unravel the thread"


  1. unknot(Noun)

    In knot theory, a loop that is not knotted.

  2. unknot(Verb)

    To undo (a knot).

  3. Origin: From un- + knot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unknot(verb)

    to free from knots; to untie


  1. Unknot

    The unknot arises in the mathematical theory of knots. Intuitively, the unknot is a closed loop of rope without a knot in it. A knot theorist would describe the unknot as an image of any embedding that can be deformed, i.e. ambient-isotoped, to the standard unknot, i.e. the embedding of the circle as a geometrically round circle. The unknot is also called the trivial knot. An unknot is the identity element with respect to the knot sum operation.


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