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Jordan-Hölder theorem

[ jawr-dn-hel-der ]
/ ˈdʒɔr dnˈhɛl dər /
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noun Mathematics.
the theorem that for any two composition series of a group, an isomorphism exists between the corresponding quotient groups of each series, taken in some specified order.
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Origin of Jordan-Hölder theorem

First recorded in 1935–40; named after M.E.C. Jordan and German mathematician Ludwig Otto Hölder (1859–1937)
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