semigroup

[ sem-ee-groop ]
/ ˈsɛm iˌgrup /

noun Mathematics.

an algebraic system closed under an associative binary operation.

Nearby words

  1. semifluid,
  2. semiformal,
  3. semifreddo,
  4. semiglobular,
  5. semigloss,
  6. semih.,
  7. semihardy,
  8. semiheavy water,
  9. semiliquid,
  10. semiliterate

Origin of semigroup

First recorded in 1925–30; semi- + group

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