scalar polynomial curvature singularity

scalar polynomial curvature singularity

[¦skāl·ər ‚päl·ə¦nō·mē·əl ¦kərv·ə·chər ‚siŋ·gyə′lar·əd·ē]
(relativity)
A singularity in space-time at which a scalar, formed as a polynomial in the curvature tensor, diverges.
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