Subordination operator

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

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Symbol-free definition

The subordination operator is a map from the subgroup property space to itself that sends a subgroup property p to the property of being a subgroup for which there exists a ascending chain of subgroups from the subgroup to the group with each member satisfying p in its successor.

Definition with symbols

The subordination operator on a property p gives the following property: H satisfies it in G if there is an ascending chain H = H_0H_1... H_n = G with each H_i satisfying p in H_{i+1}.

Property theory of the subordination operator

Transitive and identity-true

As for a general Kleene star operator, the subordination operator is a monotone descendant operator and is also idempotent. The fixed points are precisely the transitive identity-true properties.