Abstract. The aim of this paper is to present a forbidden sublattice characterization of strongness for semimodular lattices. We give a generalization of some results obtained by Stern  for lattices of finite length to lower continuous strongly coatomic lattices.
AMS Subject Classification
(1991): 06C05, 06C10
Received May 3, 2000, and in revised form July 12, 2000. (Registered under 2773/2009.)