automorphism

noun
au·​to·​mor·​phism | \ ˌȯ-tə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce automorphism (audio) \

Definition of automorphism

: an isomorphism of a set (such as a group) with itself

First Known Use of automorphism

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for automorphism

aut- + isomorphism

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“Automorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automorphism. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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