# Homology manifold

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## Definition

Suppose $n$ is a nonnegative integer. A topological space $X$ is said to be a homology manifold of dimension $n$ if it satisfies both the following conditions:

• $X$ is a locally compact space.
• For every point $x \in X$, the homology groups for the pair $(X; X \setminus \{ x \})$ are as follows: $H_i(X; X \setminus \{ x \}) = \left \lbrace \begin{array}{rl} \mathbb{Z}, & i = n \\ 0, & i \ne n\end{array} \right.$

We can similarly define the concept of a homology $G$-manifold of dimension $n$ for any abelian group: instead of looking at the homology groups, we look at the homology groups with coefficients in $G$. The usual definition of homology manifold therefore equals homology $G$-manifold.

## Relation with other properties

### Stronger properties

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