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A hole through a dead tree.

A hole is an opening in or through a particular medium, usually a solid body toàn thân. Holes occur through natural and artificial processes, and may be useful for various purposes, or may represent a problem needing lớn be addressed in many fields of engineering. Depending on the material and the placement, a hole may be an indentation in a surface (such as a hole in the ground), or may pass completely through that surface (such as a hole created by a hole puncher in a piece of paper).


Perforation holes between a pair of postage stamps from a coil of stamps.

Holes can occur for a number of reasons, including natural processes and intentional actions by humans or animals. Holes in the ground that are made intentionally, such as holes made while searching for food, for replanting trees, or postholes made for securing an object, are usually made through the process of digging. Unintentional holes in an object are often a sign of damage. Potholes and sinkholes can damage human settlements.[1]

Holes can occur in a wide variety of materials, and at a wide range of scales. The smallest holes observable by humans include pinholes and perforations, but the smallest phenomenon described as a hole is an electron hole, which is a position in an atom or atomic lattice where an electron is missing. The largest phenomenon described as a hole is a supermassive Đen hole, an astronomical object which can be billions of times more massive phàn nàn Earth's sun.

The deepest hole on Earth is the man-made Kola Superdeep Borehole, with a true vertical drill-depth of more phàn nàn 7.5 miles (12 kilometers), which is only a fraction of the nearly 4,000 mile (6,400 kilometer) distance lớn the center of the Earth.[2]

In mathematics[edit]

In geometric topology, the doughnut and the coffee cup are considered lớn fall into the same mathematical "genus" because each has one hole.

In mathematics, holes are examined in a number of ways. One of these is in homology, which is a general way of associating certain algebraic objects lớn other mathematical objects such as topological spaces. Homology groups were originally defined in algebraic topology, and homology was originally a rigorous mathematical method for defining and categorizing holes in a mathematical object called a manifold. The initial motivation for defining homology groups was the observation that two shapes can be distinguished by examining their holes.[3] For instance, a circle is not a disk because the circle has a hole through it while the disk is solid,[4] and the ordinary sphere is not a circle because the sphere encloses a two-dimensional hole while the circle encloses a one-dimensional hole. Because a hole is immaterial, it is not immediately obvious how lớn define one or distinguish it from others.

Another is the notion of homotopy group: these are invariants of a topological space that, when non-trivial (one also says in this case that the space is not k-connected), detect the presence of "holes" in the sense that the space contains a sphere that cannot be contracted lớn a point. The term of hole is often used informally when discussing these objects.[5]

For surfaces a notion closer lớn the intuitive meaning exists: the genus of a connected, orientable surface is an integer representing the maximum number of cuttings along non-intersecting closed simple curves without rendering the resultant manifold disconnected.[6] In layman's terms, it is exactly the number of "holes" the surface has, when represented as a submanifold in 3-space.

In physics[edit]

In physics, antimatter is pervasively described as a hole, a location that, when brought together with ordinary matter lớn fill the hole, results in both the hole and the matter cancelling each-other out. This is analogous lớn patching a pothole with asphalt, or filling a bubble below the surface of water with an equal amount of water lớn cancel it out. The most direct example is the electron hole; a fairly general theoretical mô tả tìm kiếm is provided by the Dirac sea, which treats positrons (or anti-particles in general) as holes. Holes provide one of the two primary forms of conduction in a semi-conductor, that is, the material from which transistors are made; without holes, current could not flow, and transistors turn on and off by enabling or disabling the creation of holes.

In biology[edit]

The Great Blue Hole near Ambergris Caye, Belize, is an underwater sinkhole.

Animal bodies tend lớn contain specialized holes which serve various biological functions, such as the intake of oxygen or food, the excretion of waste, and the intake or expulsion of other fluids for reproductive purposes. In some simple animals, a single hole serves all of these purposes.[7] The formation of holes is a significant sự kiện in the development of an animal:

All animals start out in development with one hole, the blastopore. If there are two holes, the second hole forms later. The blastopore can arise at the top or the bottom of the embryo.[7]

Gramicidin A, a polypeptide with a helical shape, has been described as a portable hole. When it forms a dimer, it can embed itself in cellular bilayer membranes and size a hole through which water molecules can pass.[8]

Blind and through[edit]

Hole types in engineering: blind (left), through (middle), interrupted (right).

In engineering, machining, and tooling, a hole may be a blind hole or a through hole (also called a thru-hole or clearance hole). A blind hole is a hole that is reamed, drilled, or milled lớn a specified depth without breaking through lớn the other side of the workpiece. A through hole is a hole that is made lớn go completely through the material of an object. In other words, a through hole is a hole that goes all the way through something. Taps used for through holes are generally tapered since it will tap faster and the chips will be released when the tap exits the hole.

The etymology of the blind hole is that it is not possible lớn see through it. It may also refer lớn any feature that is taken lớn a specific depth, more specifically referring lớn internally threaded hole (tapped holes). Not considering the drill point, the depth of the blind hole, conventionally, may be slightly deeper phàn nàn that of the threaded depth.

There are three accepted methods of threading blind holes:

  1. Conventional tapping, especially with bottom taps
  2. Single-point threading, where the workpiece is rotated, and a pointed cutting tool is fed into the workpiece at the same rate as the pitch of the internal thread. Single-pointing inside a blind hole, lượt thích boring inside one, is inherently more challenging phàn nàn doing so sánh in a through hole. This was especially true in the era when manual machining was the only method of control. Today, CNC makes these tasks less stressful, but nevertheless still more challenging phàn nàn with through holes.
  3. Helical interpolation, where the workpiece remains stationary and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) moves a milling cutter in the correct helical path for a given thread, milling the thread.

At least two U.S. tool manufacturers have manufactured tools for thread milling in blind holes: Ingersoll Cutting Tools of Rockford, Illinois, and Tooling Systems of Houston, Texas, who introduced the Thread Mill in 1977, a device that milled large internal threads in the blind holes of oil well blowout preventers. Today many CNC milling machines can lập cập such a thread milling cycle (see a đoạn phim of such a cut in the "External links" section).

One use of through holes in electronics is with through-hole technology, a mounting scheme involving the use of leads on the components that are inserted into holes drilled in printed circuit boards (PCB) and soldered lớn pads on the opposite side either by manual assembly (hand placement) or by the use of automated insertion mount machines.[9][10]


A pinhole is a small hole, usually made by pressing a thin, pointed object such as a pin through an easily penetrated material such as a fabric or a very thin layer of metal. Similar holes made by other means are also often called pinholes. Pinholes may be intentionally made for various reasons. For example, in optics pinholes are used as apertures lớn select certain rays of light. This is used in pinhole cameras lớn size an image without the use of a lens.[11] Pinholes on produce packaging have been used lớn control the atmosphere and relative humidity within the packaging.[12]

In many fields, pinholes are a harmful side effect of manufacturing processes. For example, in the assembly of microcircuits, pinholes in the dielectric insulator layer coating the circuit can cause the circuit lớn fail. Therefore, "[t]o avoid pinholes that might protrude through the entire thickness of the dielectric layer, it is a common practice lớn screen several layers of dielectric with drying and firing after each screening", thereby preventing the pinholes from becoming continuous.[13]

Philosophy and psychology[edit]

It has been noted that holes occupy an unusual ontological position in philosophy, as people tend lớn refer lớn them as tangible and countable objects, when in fact they are the absence of something in another object.[14][15]

In the study of visual perception, a hole is a special case of figure-ground, because the ground region is entirely surrounded by the figure. For a region lớn be perceived as a visual hole three factors are important: depth factors indicating that the enclosed region lies behind; grouping between the enclosed region and the surround; and figural factors (for example symmetry, convexity, or familiarity) that lead lớn the perception of a figure rather phàn nàn a hole.[16][17]

There is a debate on whether holes are special and whether they are perceived as having their own shape. They may be special in some cases, but not in the ownership of the contours.[18]

Some people have an aversion lớn the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, a condition called trypophobia.[19][20] Researchers hypothesize that this is the result of a biological revulsion that associates trypophobic shapes with danger or disease, and may therefore have an evolutionary basis.[21][19]

In culture and as a metaphor[edit]

Shallow potholes in a road surface.

An example of the use of holes in popular culture can be found in the Beatles lyric from the tuy vậy, "A Day in the Life", from their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:

I read the news today, oh boy:
Four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire.
And though the holes were rather small,
They had lớn count them all,
Now they know how many holes it takes lớn fill the Albert Hall.[22]

The reference lớn 4,000 holes was written by John Lennon, and inspired by a Far & Near news brief from the same 17 January edition of the Daily Mail, which had also provided inspiration for previous verses of the tuy vậy. Under the headline "The holes in our roads", the brief stated: "There are 4,000 holes in the road in Blackburn, Lancashire, or one twenty-sixth of a hole per person, according lớn a council survey. If Blackburn is typical, there are two million holes in Britain's roads and 300,000 in London".[23] Holes have also been described as ontological parasites because they can only exist as aspects of another object.[14] The psychological concept of a hole as a physical object is taken lớn its logical extreme in the fictional concept of a portable hole, exemplified in role-playing games and characterized as a "hole" that a person can carry with them, keep things in, and enter themselves as needed.[24]

In art holes are sometimes referred lớn as negative space, as in the case of the Japanese concept of Ma.

Holes can also be referenced metaphorically as existing in non-tangible things. For example, a person who provides an tài khoản of an sự kiện that lacks important details can be said lớn have "holes in their story", and a fictional work with unexplained narrative elements can be said lớn have plot holes.[25] A person who has suffered loss is often referred lớn as having a "hole in their heart". The concept of a "God-shaped hole" occurs in religious discourse:

[H]umans are commonly said lớn have “a God-shaped hole” in our souls. If you are a religious person, you can explain the hole by saying that God put it there in order lớn make it easier for us lớn receive Him. If you are a naturalist or an atheist, you believe the God-shaped hole is in our minds, not our souls. You then look for reasons that the concept of God might have evolved in our species.[26]


The Unicode symbol for HOLE, U+1F573, was approved in năm trước as part of the Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs chart in Unicode 7.0,[27] and was part of Emoji 1.0, published in năm ngoái.[28] As pictorial representations for emoji are platform-dependent, Emojipedia shows images of the hole symbol as depicted on various platforms.[29]


  • Hole in the ground dug by a fox as its burrow.

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    Hole in the ground dug by a fox as its burrow.

  • Hole in a Eucalyptus tree used as a nest by Lorikeets.

    Hole in a Eucalyptus tree used as a nest by Lorikeets.

  • Trees visible through a large hole in a tree trunk in Laos.

    Trees visible through a large hole in a tree trunk in Laos.

  • Hole in a cloud over Karawanks, Slovenia.

    Hole in a cloud over Karawanks, Slovenia.

  • Sock with a hole in it.

    Sock with a hole in it.

  • Simulated view of a Đen hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

    Simulated view of a Đen hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

  • First image of a Đen hole by the Event Horizon Telescope.

    First image of a Đen hole by the Event Horizon Telescope.

  • Close-up view of an electronic circuit board showing component lead holes (gold-plated) with through-hole plating.

    Close-up view of an electronic circuit board showing component lead holes (gold-plated) with through-hole plating.

  • Sound holes precisely carved into the surface of a guitar can facilitate a desired sound.

    Sound holes precisely carved into the surface of a guitar can facilitate a desired sound.

  • First World War cartoon Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go lớn it by Bruce Bairnsfather, 1915.

    First World War cartoon Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go lớn it by Bruce Bairnsfather, 1915.

  • A hole in the Berlin wall, 2019.

    A hole in the Berlin wall, 2019.

  • A handheld hole punch, used lớn make holes in paper and similar materials.

    A handheld hole punch, used lớn make holes in paper and similar materials.

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See also[edit]

  • Annulus (mathematics)
  • Depression (geology)
  • Law of holes
  • Sinus
  • Tunnel
  • Watering hole
  • Trypophobia


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