The set of all the points that surround a given point and are close to it.
Such a definition implies the necesity to define closeness in each specific case. Moreover, we also must decide if the points (or elements) that constitute the boundary of the neighborhood are or not parts of it.
This topological concept is important for the formalized description of systems and subsystems. Also, stable attractors define neighborhoods, out of which a controlled function cannot normally escape.
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