Mathematical English Usage - a Dictionary

by Jerzy Trzeciak

non-

[Write consistently either nontrivial or non-trivial etc.; in some cases the hyphen is required: a non-Euclidean metric, a non-locally convex space; never write “non” as a separate word.]

for any noncompact set [Not: “for any not compact set”; you can only use not predicatively, e.g. for any set that is not compact]



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