No small subgroup

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In mathematics, especially in topology, a topological group G is said to have no small subgroup if there exists a neighborhood U of the identity that contains no nontrivial subgroup of G. An abbreviation '"NSS"' is sometimes used. A basic example of a topological group with no small subgroup is the general linear group over the complex numbers.

A locally compact, separable metric, locally connected group with no small subgroup is a Lie group. (cf. Hilbert's fifth problem.)