# Group generated by abelian normal subgroups

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## Contents

## Definition

### Symbol-free definition

A group is said to be **generated by abelian normal subgroups** if there exists a collection of abelian normal subgroups which together generate the group.

## Examples

The dihedral group of size eight and the quaternion group are examples of non-Abelian groups generated by Abelian normal subgroups. While the former is generated by a cyclic normal subgroup of order 4 and a Klein four-group, the latter is generated by two cyclic normal subgroups.

## Relation with other properties

### Stronger properties

Property | Meaning | Proof of implication | Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) | Intermediate notions |
---|---|---|---|---|

abelian group | nilpotency class at most one | (obvious) | 2-Engel group|FULL LIST, MORE INFO | |

group of nilpotency class two | nilpotency class at most two | class two implies generated by abelian normal subgroups | finite group generated by abelian normal subgroups may have arbitrarily large nilpotency class | 2-Engel group|FULL LIST, MORE INFO |

Levi group | every element is in an abelian normal subgroup, equivalently, a 2-Engel group | Levi implies generated by abelian normal subgroups | |FULL LIST, MORE INFO |

### Weaker properties

- nilpotent group (for finite groups):
*For proof of the implication, refer Finite and generated by abelian normal subgroups implies nilpotent and for proof of its strictness (i.e. the reverse implication being false) refer Nilpotent not implies generated by abelian normal subgroups*.