A basepoint is the beginning and ending point of a loop. The fundamental group of a topological space is always with respect to a particular choice of basepoint.

# Basepoint

## See also

Fundamental Group, Loop
*This entry contributed by John Renze*

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Renze, John. "Basepoint." From *MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource, created by Eric W. Weisstein.
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