# Balanced subgroup property (function restriction formalism)

This article defines a subgroup metaproperty: a property that can be evaluated to true/false for any subgroup property
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## Definition

### Symbol-free definition

A subgroup property is said to be a balanced subgroup property if it can be expressed via a function restriction expression with both the left side and the right side being equal.

### Definition with symbols

A subgroup property is said to be a balanced subgroup property if it can be expressed as $a \to a$ where $a$ is a function property. In other words, a subgroup $H$ satisfies the property in a group $G$ if and only if every function on $G$ satisfying property $a$ in $G$ restricts to a function satisfying property $a$ on $H$.

## Examples

### Characteristic subgroup

The property of a subgroup being characteristic is expressible as a balanaced subgroup property in the function restriction formalism as follows:

Automorphism $\to$ Automorphism

## Relation with other metaproperties

### T.i. subgroup properties

Clearly, any balanced subgroup property with respect to the function restriction formalism is both transitive and identity-true. Hence, it is a t.i. subgroup property.

Interestingly, a partial converse holds by the balance theorem: every t.i. subgroup property that can be expressed using the function restriction formalism, is actually a balanced subgroup property. In fact, more strongly, a balanced expression for the property can be obtained by using either the right tightening operator or the left tightening operator to any starting expression.

### Intersection-closedness

In general, a balanced subgroup property need not be intersection-closed.

### Join-closedness

In general, a balanced subgroup property need not be join-closed.