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A topological space is path-connected (or arcwise connected or some such term) if for any two points P and Q in it there is a continuous map f from [0, 1] such that f(x) is in the space, f(0) is P, and f(1) is Q. That is, you can actually travel continously from any point in a path-connected space to any other.

Path-connectedness is a stronger property than connectedness. A connected space is not the union of disjoint separable subsets. There exist spaces that are connected without being path-connected. An example is that formed by uniting the topologist's sine curve (q.v.) with its limit interval.

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