is said to be disconnected if it is not connected,
i.e., if there exist two nodes in such that no path in has those nodes as endpoints. The numbers of disconnected
simple unlabeled graphs on , 2, ... nodes are 0, 1, 2, 5, 13, 44, 191, ... (OEIS A000719).
is disconnected, then its complement is connected (Skiena 1990, p. 171; Bollobás
1998). However, the converse is not true, as can be seen using the example of the
cycle graph which is connected and isomorphic to its complement.
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