Given that the name of this site is **Epic Math**, I felt I should write about a topic where the word **epic** is a technical term! It is hardly surprising that such a term exists, as many otherwise non-mathematical words such as **almost**, **simple**, **open**, **connected**, **regular**, **normal**, **field**, **ring**, **onto**, **map**, **twin**, **lucky**, and even **sexy** have technical definitions.

**Category Theory**

The term **epic** is found in **category theory**, which is an extremely abstract branch of mathematics that formally deals with many other fields of math. It is so strange that some mathematicians have labeled it “abstract nonsense.”

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