symmetric group

noun

Definition of symmetric group

: a permutation group that is composed of all of the permutations of n things

First Known Use of symmetric group

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Symmetric group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symmetric%20group. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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