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Covering may refer to:



Graph theory[edit]

Other mathematics[edit]

  • Covering code, where every word is close to some codeword
  • Covering lemma in set theory (specifically large cardinal theory)
  • Covering number of a metric space, the minimum number of smaller balls needed to cover a unit ball
  • Covering problems, computational tasks of finding a small family of sets whose union is a given set
  • Covering set, in number theory, a set of prime numbers dividing all the elements of a sequence of numbers
  • Covering system, a collection

External surfaces[edit]


  • Cover versions, recording or performance by musicians of other artists' songs
  • In the world of opera, acting as an understudy for singers of leading roles
  • The Covering, studio album by American Christian heavy metal/hard rock band Stryper

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