homeomorphism


ho·meo·mor·phism

noun \ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈmr-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of HOMEOMORPHISM

:  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 \-ˈmr-fik\ adjective

Origin of HOMEOMORPHISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1854

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