group theory


the branch of mathematics that deals with the structure of mathematical groups and mappings between them.

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Origin of group theory

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for group theory

group theory

The branch of mathematics concerned with groups and the description of their properties.
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