Meaning of Abelian

A•be•li•an

Pronunciation: (u-bē'lē-un, u-bēl'yun), [key]
— adj. Math.
  1. of or pertaining to Niels Henrik Abel or his theorems.
  2. pertaining to an algebraic system in which an operation is commutative: an Abelian group.
  3. pertaining to such an operation.
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