Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829).
  • noun A member of a religious sect which arose in northern Africa in the fourth century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.

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  • adjective mathematics, dated Alternative capitalization of abelian
  • noun Roman Catholicism, historical A member of a sect in fourth-century Africa mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married but lived in continence after the manner, as they claimed, of Abel.

Etymologies

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From Abel + -ian.

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