In mathematics, a subbundle of a vector bundle on a topological space is a collection of linear subspaces of the fibers of at in that make up a vector bundle in their own right.

A subbundle of a vector bundle over a topological space .

In connection with foliation theory, a subbundle of the tangent bundle of a smooth manifold may be called a distribution (of tangent vectors).

If a set of vector fields span the vector space and all Lie commutators are linear combinations of the then one says that is an involutive distribution.

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  • "Involutive Distribution". PlanetMath.[dead link]