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homeomorphism

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noun ho·meo·mor·phism \ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of homeomorphism

  1. :  a function that is a one-to-one mapping between sets such that both the function and its inverse are continuous and that in topology exists for geometric figures which can be transformed one into the other by an elastic deformation

ho·meo·mor·phic play \-ˈmȯr-fik\ adjective


Origin of homeomorphism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1854


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