coset

noun

co·​set ˈkō-ˌset How to pronounce coset (audio)
: a subset of a mathematical group that consists of all the products obtained by multiplying either on the right or the left a fixed element of the group by each of the elements of a given subgroup

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coset was in 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Coset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coset. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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