# What does “ supergroup ” means?

I was reading a Hypergraph Isomorphism than I encounter a new term called " supergroup ", I know what a subgroup means but about supergroup I don't know anything. I tried to read from the wikipedia and get this :

The concept of supergroup is a generalization of that of group. In other words, every supergroup carries a natural group structure, but there may be more than one way to structure a given group as a supergroup.

Even after reading his I am feeling like I am not getting the feeling that I have understood the definition of supergroup.

Please explain the defintion of supergroup with example and what is its significance in group theory.

• As https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergroup says, it is "a rarely used term in mathematics for the counterpart of a subgroup." That is, if $H$ is a subgroup of $G$, then $G$ is a supergroup of $H$. This has nothing to do with the notion from super Lie theory. – anon Aug 15 '17 at 4:37