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An algebraic structure whose elements consist of selected Homeomorphisms between open subsets of a Space, with the composition of two transformations defined on the largest possible domain. The ``germs'' of the elements of a pseudogroup form a Groupoid (Weinstein 1996).

See also Group, Groupoid, Inverse Semigroup


Weinstein, A. ``Groupoids: Unifying Internal and External Symmetry.'' Not. Amer. Math. Soc. 43, 744-752, 1996.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein