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Should be used with the (group-theory) tag. A group $(G,*)$ is said to be abelian if $a*b=b*a$ for all $a,b\in G.$

An abelian group is a group where all the elements commute. Another term is a commutative group. So as well as satisfying the axioms of a group, they satisfy $a\cdot b=b\cdot a~\forall a,b\in A$ where $A$ is a set. Usually the products is denoted by $+$, and the unit of the group by $0$.

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