automorphism

noun

au·​to·​mor·​phism ˌȯ-tə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce automorphism (audio)
: an isomorphism of a set (such as a group) with itself

Examples of automorphism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And it’s known that whether the continuum hypothesis is true or false is related to whether there are very complicated automorphisms of that algebra or not. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023 Studying what’s called the automorphism group of that is something that a mathematician might ask about. Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

auto- + -morphism (in isomorphism)

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of automorphism was in 1862

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“Automorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automorphism. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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