permutation group


: a group whose elements are permutations and in which the product of two permutations is a permutation whose effect is the same as the successive application of the first two

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of permutation group was in 1893

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“Permutation group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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