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In mathematics, in the field of group theory, a group is said to be absolutely simple if it has no proper nontrivial serial subgroups.[1] That is, G is an absolutely simple group if the only serial subgroups of G are $$\{ e \}$$ (the trivial subgroup), and G itself (the whole group).

In the finite case, a group is absolutely simple if and only if it is simple. However, in the infinite case, absolutely simple is a stronger property than simple. The property of being strictly simple is somewhere in between.