permutation group

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of permutation group

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Permutation group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/permutation%20group. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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