homomorphism


ho·mo·mor·phism

noun \ˌhō-mə-ˈmr-ˌfi-zəm, ˌhä-\

Definition of HOMOMORPHISM

:  a mapping of a mathematical set (as a group, ring, or vector space) into or onto another set or itself in such a way that the result obtained by applying the operations to elements of the first set is mapped onto the result obtained by applying the corresponding operations to their respective images in the second set
ho·mo·mor·phic \-fik\ adjective

Origin of HOMOMORPHISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1935

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