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## Cancellative commutative monoids

Abbreviation: **CanCMon**

### Definition

A ** cancellative commutative monoid** is a cancellative monoid $\mathbf{M}=\langle M,\cdot
,e\rangle $ such that

$\cdot $ is commutative: $x\cdot y=y\cdot x$

##### Morphisms

Let $\mathbf{M}$ and $\mathbf{N}$ be cancellative commutative monoids. A morphism from $\mathbf{M}$ to $\mathbf{N}$ is a function $h:Marrow N$ that is a homomorphism:

$h(x\cdot y)=h(x)\cdot h(y)$, $h(e)=e$

### Examples

Example 1: $\langle\mathbb{N},+,0\rangle$, the natural numbers, with addition and zero.

### Basic results

All commutative free monoids are cancellative.

All finite commutative (left or right) cancellative monoids are reducts of abelian groups.

### Properties

### Finite members

$\begin{array}{lr} f(1)= &1\\ f(2)= &1\\ f(3)= &1\\ f(4)= &2\\ f(5)= &1\\ f(6)= &1\\ f(7)= &1\\ \end{array}$

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### Subclasses

### Superclasses

### References

Trace: » cancellative_commutative_monoids