In mathematics, in the field of group theory, an abnormal subgroup is a subgroup H of a group G such that for every x ∈ G, x lies in the subgroup generated by H and H x, where Hx denotes the conjugate subgroup xHx-1.

Here are some facts relating abnormality to other subgroup properties:

Every abnormal subgroup is a self-normalizing subgroup, as well as a contranormal subgroup.
The only normal subgroup that is also abnormal is the whole group.
Every abnormal subgroup is a weakly abnormal subgroup, and every weakly abnormal subgroup is a self-normalizing subgroup.
Every abnormal subgroup is a pronormal subgroup, and hence a weakly pronormal subgroup, a paranormal subgroup, and a polynormal subgroup.


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