# nLab group of Lie type

Groups of Lie type

group theory

# Groups of Lie type

## Definition

A group of Lie type $G(k)$ is a (not necessarily finite) group of rational points of a reductive linear algebraic group $G$ with values in the field $k$.

###### Warning

Not to be confused with the notion of Lie group.

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