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- (law): Coined by Free Software Foundation in free software copyright licenses.
- (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.
- (mathematics) A section that will not vary through changing state.
- (programming) A property that does not change through a program's execution.
- (mathematics): Often used in the form X-invariant section, implying a section that remains constant while X is being changed.
- Text of the GNU Free Documentaion License possibly first legal use.