linear-manifold

linear manifold

noun Mathematics.
subspace ( def 2b ).
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subspace

[suhb-speys]
noun
1.
a smaller space within a main area that has been divided or subdivided: The jewelry shop occupies a subspace in the hotel's lobby.
2.
Mathematics.
a.
a subset of a given space.
b.
Also called linear manifold. a subset of a vector space which is itself a vector space.
c.
a subset of a topological space, having the relative topology.

Origin:
1925–30; sub- + space

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