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subgroup
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/
ˈsʌbˌgrup
/
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[
suhb
groop
]
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noun
1.
a subordinate
group
; a division of a
group
.
2.
Chemistry
.
a division of a
group
in the
periodic table
.
3.
Mathematics
.
a subset of a
group
that is closed under the
group
operation and in
which
every element has an inverse in the subset.
Origin:
1835–45;
sub
+
group
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subgroup
(ˈsʌbˌɡruːp)
—
n
1.
a distinct and often subordinate division of a group
2.
a mathematical group whose members are members of another group, both groups being subject to the same rule of combination
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