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A group is termed conjugacy-separable if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:
- Every element in it is a conjugacy-distinguished element.
- Given any two elements in it that are not conjugate, there exists a finite quotient group where their images are also not conjugate.
- It is a residually finite group and, under the natural embedding into its profinite completion (note that the map is an embedding because it is residually finite), the group is a conjugacy-closed subgroup of the profinite completion.