# Tour:Trivial group

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**This article adapts material from the main article:** trivial group

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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

- Understand the definition of trivial group given below
- Convince yourself that this is indeed a group

## Definition

### Verbal definition

The **trivial group** is the group with only one element, which is its identity element. The trivial group is usually denoted as , , or .

[SHOW MORE]PONDER (WILL BE EXPLORED LATER IN THE TOUR):

- Over why the trivial group occurs as a subgroup in any group
- Over why the trivial group is Abelian
WHAT'S MORE: Some alternative descriptions, and important facts, about the trivial group. Ignore the parts that use terminology you haven't encountered so far.