Abelian group

noun

a group the defined binary operation of which is commutative: if a and b are members of an Abelian group then ab = ba

Nearby words

  1. abelard,
  2. abelard, peter,
  3. abele,
  4. abelia,
  5. abelian,
  6. abell-kendall method,
  7. abelmosk,
  8. abelson,
  9. abenaki,
  10. abeokuta

Word Origin for Abelian group

C19: named after Niels Henrik Abel (1802–29), Norwegian mathematician

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Science definitions for abelian group

abelian group

See commutative group.
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