Definitions for abelianəˈbi li ən, əˈbil yən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

A•be•li•anəˈbi li ən, əˈbil yən(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to an algebraic system in which an operation is commutative.

    Category: Math

Origin of Abelian:

1905–10; after Niels Henrik Abel (1802–29), Norwegian mathematician


  1. abelian(Adjective)

    Having a commutative defining operation.

  2. Abelian(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: Name of the Norwegian mathematician Abel + -ian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abelian(noun)

    alt. of Abelonian


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