Group having no free non-abelian subgroup

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Definition

A group having no free non-abelian subgroup is a group satisfying the following equivalent conditions:

  • It has no subgroup that is a free non-abelian subgroup.
  • It has no subgroup isomorphic to the free group on two generators.
  • For fixed r > 1, it has no subgroup isomorphic to a free group on r generators.
  • It has no subgroup isomorphic to a free group on a countably infinite number of generators.

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