Locally operator

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This article defines a group property modifier (a unary group property operator) -- viz an operator that takes as input a group property and outputs a group property

This property modifier is idempotent and a property is a fixed-point, or equivalently, an image of this if and only if it is a:local group property

Definition

Symbol-free definition

The locally operator is a map from the group property space to itself that inputs a group property p and outputs the property of being a group in which every finitely generated subgroup satisfies property p.

In the case where p is a subgroup-closed group property, this is equivalent to saying that the group is isomorphic to a direct limit of groups with property p.


Definition with symbols

The locally operator is a map from the group property space to itself that inputs a group property p and outputs the property of being a group G, such that every finitely generated subgroup of G satisfies property p as an abstract group.

In the case where p is a subgroup-closed group property, this is equivalent to saying that the group is isomorphic to a direct limit of groups with property p.

A group property is termed local if it is a fixed-point under the locally operator.

Application

Important instances of application of the locally operator: