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In topology, given a covering space EXE \to X, then the elements of the set FF for E||UU×FE\vert|U \simeq U \times F are called the leaves over the covering.

In differential geometry, a foliation consists of submanifolds. Each of them is called a leaf of the foliation.

Revised on July 1, 2017 10:36:34 by Urs Schreiber (88.77.226.246)