# Free groupoid

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

A free algebra in the variety of groupoids. The free groupoid on a set of free generators coincides with the set of all bracketed words (cf. Word) in the elements of (each symbol is assumed to be taken in brackets, and the brackets are arranged so that each time only two brackets are multiplied out). The product of the words (a) and (b) is the word ((a)(b)).

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This article was adapted from an original article by O.A. Ivanova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article