subgroup

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ group

Noun[edit]

subgroup (plural subgroups)

  1. A group within a larger group; a group whose members are some, but not all, of the members of a larger group.
  2. (group theory) A subset H of a group G that is itself a group and has the same binary operation as G.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (group within a group): subset

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Verb[edit]

subgroup (third-person singular simple present subgroups, present participle subgrouping, simple past and past participle subgrouped)

  1. To divide or classify into subgroups