# Locally normal space

In mathematics, particularly topology, a topological space X is locally normal if intuitively it looks locally like a normal space. More precisely, a locally normal space satisfies the property that each point of the space belongs to a neighbourhood of the space that is normal under the subspace topology.

## Formal definition

A topological space X is said to be locally normal if and only if each point, x, of X has a neighbourhood that is normal under the subspace topology.

Note that not every neighbourhood of x has to be normal, but at least one neighbourhood of x has to be normal (under the subspace topology).

Note however, that if a space were called locally normal if and only if each point of the space belonged to a subset of the space that was normal under the subspace topology, then every topological space would be locally normal. This is because, the singleton {x} is vacuously normal and contains x. Therefore, the definition is more restrictive.

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## Examples and properties

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## Theorems

Theorem 1

If X is homeomorphic to Y and X is locally normal, then so is Y.

Proof

This follows from the fact that the image of a normal space under a homeomorphism is always normal.

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## References

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