semicharacteristic

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Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ characteristic

Noun[edit]

semicharacteristic (plural semicharacteristics)

  1. (mathematics) A partial characteristic
    • 2015, Michael H. Freedman, Matthew B. Hastings, “Double semions in arbitrary dimension”, in arXiv[1]:
      Defining a consistent set of local rules requires the sign structure of the ground state wavefunction to depend not just on the number of disconnected surfaces, but also upon their higher Betti numbers through the semicharacteristic.