Definitions for mapping class group
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mapping class group(Noun)
The group of self-homeomorphisms of a topological space, modulo homotopy.
Mapping class group
In mathematics, in the sub-field of geometric topology, the mapping class group is an important algebraic invariant of a topological space. Briefly, the mapping class group is a discrete group of 'symmetries' of the space.
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