symmetric group

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of symmetric group was in 1897

Dictionary Entries Near symmetric group

Cite this Entry

“Symmetric group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symmetric%20group. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!