An Abelian Variety which is canonically attached to an Algebraic Variety which is the solution to a certain universal problem. The Albanese variety is dual to the Picard Variety.

**References**

Hazewinkel, M. (Managing Ed.). *Encyclopaedia of Mathematics: An Updated and Annotated Translation
of the Soviet ``Mathematical Encyclopaedia.''* Dordrecht, Netherlands: Reidel, pp. 67-68, 1988.

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