In mathematics, conformal geometry is the study of the set of angle-preserving (conformal) transformations on a "Euclidean-like space with a point added at infinity", or a "Minkowski-like space with a couple of points added at infinity". That is, the setting is a compactification of a familiar space; the geometry is concerned with the implications of preserving angles.
In higher dimensions this geometry is quite rigid; it is the low dimensions that exhibit extensive symmetry.
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