# Elementarily characteristic subgroup

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## Contents

## Definition

### Symbol-free definition

A subgroup of a group is said to be **elementarily characteristic** or **first-order characteristic** if there is no subgroup that is elementarily equivalently embedded.

## Relation with other properties

### Stronger properties

Property | Meaning | Proof of implication | Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) | Intermediate notions |
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purely definable subgroup | Purely definably generated subgroup|FULL LIST, MORE INFO | |||

verbal subgroup of finite type | Purely definable subgroup|FULL LIST, MORE INFO | |||

marginal subgroup of finite type | Purely definable subgroup|FULL LIST, MORE INFO | |||

purely definably generated subgroup | has a generating set that is definable in the first-order theory of the group | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO | ||

characteristic subgroup of finite group | Purely definable subgroup, Purely definably generated subgroup|FULL LIST, MORE INFO |

### Weaker properties

Property | Meaning | Proof of implication | Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) | Intermediate notions |
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characteristic subgroup | invariant under all automorphisms | characteristic not implies elementarily characteristic | Monadic second-order characteristic subgroup|FULL LIST, MORE INFO | |

monadic second-order characteristic subgroup | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO |