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From French socle, from Italian zoccolo (wooden shoe), from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus (sock). Doublet of zoccolo.

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socle (plural socles)

 
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  1. (architecture) A low plinth or pedestal used to display a statue or other artwork.
  2. (architecture) A plain face or plinth at the foot of a wall.
  3. (algebra, ring theory) The sum of the minimal normal submodules of a given R-module of a given ring R.
  4. (group theory) The subgroup generated by the minimal normal subgroups of a given group.

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian zoccolo (wooden shoe), from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus (sock).

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socle m (plural socles)

  1. plinth, pedestal, socle
  2. basis, foundation, core idea
  3. (geology) basement (mass of rock underlying sedimentary cover)

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