holonomy

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holo- +‎ -nomy

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holonomy (plural holonomies)

  1. (differential geometry) Given a smooth closed curve C on a surface M, and picking any point P on that curve, the holonomy of C in M is the angle by which some vector turns as it is parallel transported along the curve C from point P all the way around and back to point P.

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