Definitions for unknot
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word unknot
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
unravel, unknot, unscramble, untangle, unpick(verb)
become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
"unravel the thread"
In knot theory, a loop that is not knotted.
To undo (a knot).
Origin: From un- + knot.
to free from knots; to untie
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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