# Reduced ring

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This article defines a property of commutative unital rings; a property that can be evaluated for a commutative unital ring
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The property of being an ideal for which the quotient ring has this property is: radical ideal

## Definition

### Symbol-free definition

A commutative unital ring is said to be reduced if it satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

• The nilradical of the ring is the zero ideal
• There are no nilpotents other than the zero element
• The zero ideal is a radical ideal

### Definition with symbols

A commutative unital ring $R$ is said to be reduced if it satisfies the following condition:

$x^n = 0 \implies x = 0$ for any $x \in R$

## Metaproperties

### Closure under taking subrings

Any subring of a commutative unital ring with this property, also has this property
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Any subring of a reduced ring is reduced. That's because an element in the subring that is nilpotent, is also nilpotent in the whole ring.