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My prefix is young.
Is also a clipping.
And will likely never have a crush.

My suffix is well known and multiply defined in mathematics.
It is defined in Geometry, Arithmetic operations, Group Theory and Topology.
There is, to the best of my knowledge, at least one other important subfield of mathematics where it is defined.

My whole is a French word which some fancy English typographers refer to.


I previously only posted puzzles on logic, math, optimization, chess and so on on puzzling.SE, this is my first attempt on riddle as I'm French and still learning English :)

Hint 11 10 2020

You can see my whole in many of the world's addresses!

Hint 11 12 2020

My first is a young word because it coined in the internet in the 2010s.

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  • $\begingroup$ By first and second, I presume you mean prefix and suffix, right...? $\endgroup$ – Prince Deepthinker Nov 9 '20 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ @PrinceDeepthinker, yes indeed! Thank you for teaching me :) $\endgroup$ – JKHA Nov 9 '20 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ Suffix has 2 fs $\endgroup$ – Prince Deepthinker Nov 9 '20 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ Also Why have you got a question inside the riddle? If it is not a clue then it really should be put as a bonus question. $\endgroup$ – Prince Deepthinker Nov 9 '20 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ @PrinceDeepthinker fixed for the fs :D I tried to replace the question :) $\endgroup$ – JKHA Nov 9 '20 at 18:09
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I think the word is

Arobase, aka the @ sign

And will likely never have a crush.

short for aromantic

My prefix is young.

As commented by @Stiv, aromantic has started being used in the 2010s

Is also a clipping.

As commented by @Stiv, aro is a clip of the full word

My suffix is well known and multiply defined in mathematics. It is defined in Geometry, Arithmetic operations, Group Theory and Topology

Triangle base, base n operations...

You can see my whole in many of the world's addresses!

Particularly in email addresses

My whole is a French word which some fancy English typographers refer to.

Arobase is the French word for @ and is probably used in typography

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    $\begingroup$ Nice spot :) Re 'young', the latest hint answers that for you, saying it was "coined in the internet in the 2010s". Re 'clipping', this might just be because it's an abbreviation, hence 'clipped'. Welcome to Puzzling! $\endgroup$ – Stiv Nov 13 '20 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv, thanks for shedding light on the missing bits :) $\endgroup$ – vc 74 Nov 13 '20 at 17:29

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