in·​vari·​ant | \ (ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ənt How to pronounce invariant (audio) \

Definition of invariant

: constant, unchanging specifically : unchanged by specified mathematical or physical operations or transformations invariant factor

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invariant noun

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Topology concerns global, invariant properties of such spaces that can’t be changed by local deformations. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of invariant

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of invariant was in 1874

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