Definition:Anticommutative/Structure with One Operation

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Let $\struct {S, \circ}$ be an algebraic structure

Then $\circ$ is anticommutative on $S$ if and only if:

$\forall x, y \in S: x \circ y = y \circ x \iff x = y$

Equivalently, it can be defined as:

$\forall x, y \in S: x \ne y \iff x \circ y \ne y \circ x$

The word can also be applied to the structure itself: $\struct {S, \circ}$ is referred to as an anticommutative structure, or described as being anticommutative.

Also see

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