subgroup

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ group

NounEdit

subgroup (plural subgroups)

  1. A group within a larger group; a group whose members are some, but not all, of the members of a larger group.
  2. (group theory) A subset H of a group G that is itself a group and has the same binary operation as G.

SynonymsEdit

  • (group within a group): subset

Derived termsEdit

  • Cartan subgroup
  • Fitting subgroup
  • normal subgroup
  • proper subgroup
  • trivial subgroup
  • stable subgroup

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

subgroup (third-person singular simple present subgroups, present participle subgrouping, simple past and past participle subgrouped)

  1. To divide or classify into subgroups
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