[GAP Forum] Metrics for large and small permutation groups.

Javaid jax at softgalactic.com
Fri Dec 31 23:37:04 GMT 2004

Dear Gap Forum,
I have difficulty with this somewhat informal terminology sometime used in the literature—“small groups” and “large groups”. 
My understanding is that the order of a permutation  group is at the most exponential in the degree of the group—more specifically n!, when the degree is n (which is true for all Symmetric groups).
So what is the interpretation of “large groups”? 
Thank you,
Javaid Aslam

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