invariant section

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invariant section (plural invariant sections)

  1. (law) Something that must not be removed or modified during redistribution.
    I had to include the GNU Manifesto, as it was part of an invariant section.
  2. (mathematics) A section that will not vary through changing state.
  3. (programming) A property that does not change through a program's execution.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (mathematics): Often used in the form X-invariant section, implying a section that remains constant while X is being changed.

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