# subgroup

[suhb-groop]

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## Origin of subgroup^{}

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## Examples from the Web for subgroup

### Contemporary Examples

#### I think one of the main issues would be that there may be a subgroup of people who may run into problems with compulsive use.

#### It means treating women not as some alien species or subgroup.

#### There's a subgroup that both attends and mocks, but it's tiny.

#### An Islamist subgroup – the Brigade of Islam – also claimed responsibility, but the two stories are not incompatible.

### Historical Examples

#### It belongs to a subgroup and is a product of the mores of a subgroup.

FolkwaysWilliam Graham Sumner

#### This would not lure any labor or capital from one group or subgroup to another.

Essentials of Economic TheoryJohn Bates Clark

#### The order of any subgroup or operation of G is necessarily finite.

#### New Georgia Island, the main member of the subgroup, is 50 miles long (northwest to southeast) and from five to 30 miles wide.

Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon IslandsCarleton J. Phillips

#### When d is a given rational number, the set constitutes a subgroup which is conjugate to the group of multiplications.

# subgroup

- a distinct and often subordinate division of a group
- a mathematical group whose members are members of another group, both groups being subject to the same rule of combination

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