Meaning of ISOMORPHISM in English


I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ˌfizəm noun

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Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary is- + -morphism; probably originally formed as German isomorphismus

1. : the quality or state of being isomorphic: as

a. : similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from convergence


(1) : similarity of crystalline form and structure between substances of similar compositions (as between sulfates of barium BaSO 4 and of strontium SrSO 4 ) — sometimes used only of substances that are so closely similar that they can form a more or less continuous series of solid solutions; compare heteromorphism 2

(2) : homeomorphism 1

2. : a hypothetical identity of psychological manifestation and brain process

II. noun

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: a one-to-one correspondence between two mathematical sets ; especially : a homomorphism that is one-to-one — compare endomorphism herein

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.