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birational map

A rational map f:XY of varieties is birational if there is a rational map g:YX such that both compositions gf and fg are defined as rational maps and equal the identity. Two varieties are birational (synonyms: birationally isomorphic, birationally equivalent) if there is a birational map between them. See birational geometry.

Revised on November 2, 2012 21:32:30 by Zoran Škoda (31.45.202.129)