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submonoid

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Definition

A submonoid of a monoid MM with unit 11 is a subset NN of MM containing 11 which is also a monoid with respect to the inherited multiplication.

Examples

  • Given a group GG, any subgroup is a submonoid.
  • Given a category CC and a subcategory DD, an object XX in both, the monoid Hom D(X,X)\Hom_D(X,X) is a submonoid of Hom C(X,X)\Hom_C(X,X).
  • A commutative? and cancellative? monoid MM is a submonoid of its Grothendieck group G(M)G(M).

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