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− | A [[group]] is said to be '''centrally indecomposable''' if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions: | + | A nontrivial [[group]] is said to be '''centrally indecomposable''' if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions: |

− | + | # It cannot be expressed as the [[defining ingredient::central product]] of two proper subgroups. | |

− | + | # Every proper nontrivial [[defining ingredient::central factor]] is a [[defining ingredient::central subgroup]], i.e., it is contained in the [[center]] of the group. | |

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− | A [[group]] <math>G</math> is said to be a centrally indecomposable group if | + | A [[group]] <math>G</math> is said to be a centrally indecomposable group if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions: |

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− | + | # We cannot write <math>G = H * K</math>, viz., as a [[central product]] for proper subgroups <math>H</math> and <math>K</math> of <math>G</math>. | |

+ | # Every proper nontrivial [[central factor]] of <math>G</math> is a [[central subgroup]] of <math>G</math>, i.e., it is contained in the [[center]] <math>Z(G)</math>. | ||

==Relation with other properties== | ==Relation with other properties== |

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## Definition

### Symbol-free definition

A nontrivial group is said to be **centrally indecomposable** if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

- It cannot be expressed as the central product of two proper subgroups.
- Every proper nontrivial central factor is a central subgroup, i.e., it is contained in the center of the group.

### Definition with symbols

A group is said to be a centrally indecomposable group if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

- We cannot write , viz., as a central product for proper subgroups and of .
- Every proper nontrivial central factor of is a central subgroup of , i.e., it is contained in the center .