## invariantThe term "invariant" may apply to any of the following: - Something that stays the same when a particular transformation is carried out.
- A value that is unchanged when a particular function is applied.
- In topology, a number, polynomial, or other quantity associated to a topological object such as a knot or 3-manifold, which depends only on the underlying object and not on its specific description or presentation.
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