# Lebesgue number lemma

For every open cover $\mathcal{U}$ of a compact metric space $X$, there exists a real number $\delta>0$ such that every open ball in $X$ of radius $\delta$ is contained in some element of $\mathcal{U}$.

Any number $\delta$ satisfying the property above is called a Lebesgue number for the covering $\mathcal{U}$ in $X$.

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