Definitions for abelianəˈbi li ən, əˈbil yən
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A•be•li•anəˈbi li ən, əˈbil yən(adj.)
of or pertaining to an algebraic system in which an operation is commutative.
Origin of Abelian:
1905–10; after Niels Henrik Abel (1802–29), Norwegian mathematician
Having a commutative defining operation.
A member of a sect in fourth-century Africa mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married but lived in continence after the manner, as they claimed, of Abel.
Origin: Name of the Norwegian mathematician Abel + -ian.
alt. of Abelonian