# Group in which every finite subgroup is cyclic

This article defines a group property: a property that can be evaluated to true/false for any given group, invariant under isomorphism

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## Contents

## Definition

A **group in which every finite subgroup is cyclic** is a group where every finite subgroup (i.e., subgroup that is a finite group) is cyclic.

## Metaproperties

Metaproperty name | Satisfied? | Proof | Statement with symbols |
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subgroup-closed group property | Yes | If is a group in which every finite subgroup is cyclic, and is a subgroup of , then is also a group in which every finite subgroup is cyclic. | |

quotient-closed group property | No | See next column | It is possible to have a group in which every finite subgroup is cyclic, and a normal subgroup of such that the quotient group has a finite subgroup that is not cyclic. For instance, and |

finite direct product-closed group property | No | See next column | It is possible to have groups such that both and have the property that every finite subgroup is cyclic, but does not. For instance, set both and as equal to cyclic group:Z2. |

## Relation with other properties

### Stronger properties

Property | Meaning | Proof of implication | Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) | Intermediate notions |
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locally cyclic group | every finitely generated subgroup is cyclic | Group with at most n elements of order dividing n|FULL LIST, MORE INFO | ||

multiplicative group of a field | occurs as the multiplicative group of a field | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO | ||

group with at most n elements of order dividing n | for any positive integer , there are at most elements of order dividing | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO | ||

torsion-free group | no non-identity element of finite order | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO |

### Weaker properties

Property | Meaning | Proof of implication | Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) | Intermediate notions |
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group in which every finite abelian subgroup is cyclic | every finite abelian subgroup is cyclic | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO |

## Formalisms

### In terms of the subgroup property collapse operator

This group property can be defined in terms of the collapse of two subgroup properties. In other words, a group satisfies this group property if and only if every subgroup of it satisfying the first property (finite subgroup) satisfies the second property (finite cyclic subgroup), and vice versa.

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