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tropical geometry

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  • noun mathematics A recent branch of geometry that can be described as a piecewise linear version of real algebraic geometry.

Etymologies

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The adjective tropical was given by some French mathematicians in honor of the Brazilian pioneer of the field, Imre Simon (nothing deeper).

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