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K − 1)X ∗ of the k-ary rooted tree T = T (k) , defined over the alphabet X = {0, . . , k − 1}, induces the self-similarity of the group of automorphisms Aut(T ) of the tree T . Namely, each automorphism of T can be decomposed as g = πg (g0 , . . 1) where πg is a permutation in Sk = Sym(Xk ), called the root permutation of g and, for x in X, gx is an automorphism of T , called the section of g at x. The root permutation and the sections of g are uniquely determined by the relation g(xw) = πg (x)gx (w), ˇ ´: Self-similarity and branching in group theory Grigorchuk, Suni c 42 ∅ πg g = 0 1 g0 g1 ...

The picture is much richer in the inﬁnite case. Let G be a transitive permutation group on Ω. A subset Δ of Ω, containing more than one point, is a Jordan set if G contains a subgroup H which ﬁxes the complement of Δ pointwise and acts transitively on Ω. Of course, if G is (n + 1)transitive, then any set whose complement contains just n points is a Jordan set; such a Jordan set is called improper. A Jordan group is a transitive permutation group having at least one proper Jordan set. Usually we consider only primitive Jordan groups.

483 . . Note in passing that this group is 3-transitive but not 4transitive, is 5-set transitive, and has f6 = f7 = 2. ) b ✉ ❚ ❚ ❚✉ ✔ ✔ ✉ a ✔ ✔ ✉ ❚ ✔ ✔ ✉d ❚ ❚✉c Figure 1. A boron tree It has been observed that most of the primitive oligomorphic groups in which (fn ) exhibits exponential growth (including the above examples) are associated either with linear or circular orders or with trees (or some combination of these). Recently, a conceptual framework has been found which includes all these examples [33]: they are automorphism groups of ℵ0 -categorical, weakly o-minimal structures (those which are linearly ordered so that every deﬁnable set is a ﬁnite union of convex subsets).