fundamental group

noun

Definition of fundamental group

: a set that is a subset of all paths defined on a set of points each pair of which is joined by a path and that is the quotient group of the group of all paths beginning and ending in a given point

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Fundamental group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fundamental%20group. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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