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If a point of a continuum is given, then the
*composant of belonging to* is defined to be
the union of all proper subcontinua of which contain
. A set is a *composant of* provided it is the
composant of belonging to for some point of .

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*Janusz J. Charatonik, Pawel Krupski and Pavel Pyrih*

*2001-11-30*