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Meaning of ISOMORPHISM

Pronunciation:  `Isu'morfizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
 

ISOMORPHISM is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: isomorphy
 
 See Also: similarity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\I`so*mor"phism\, n. [Cf. F. isomorphisme.]
(Crystallog.)
A similarity of crystalline form between substances of
similar composition, as between the sulphates of barium
({BaSO4}) and strontium ({SrSO4}). It is sometimes extended
to include similarity of form between substances of unlike
composition, which is more properly called hom[oe]omorphism.



 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A bijective map between two objects which preserves, in both directions, any structure under consideration. Thus a `group isomorphism' preserves group structure; an order isomorphism (between posets) preserves the order relation, and so on. Usually it is clear from context what sort of isomorphism is intended.

 

 

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