# abelian group

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## a·be·li·an group

(ə-bē′lē-ən)*n.*

See commutative group.

[After Niels Henrik Abel

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## Abelian group

(əˈbiːlɪən)*n*

(Mathematics) a group the defined binary operation of which is commutative: if

*a*and*b*are members of an Abelian group then*ab*=*ba*[C19: named after Niels Henrik

*Abel*(1802–29), Norwegian mathematician]Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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Noun | 1. | Abelian group - a group that satisfies the commutative lawmathematical group, group - a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse |

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