bijection

noun
bi·​jec·​tion | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈjek-shən How to pronounce bijection (audio) \

Definition of bijection

: a mathematical function that is a one-to-one and onto mapping — compare injection, surjection

Other Words from bijection

bijective \ (ˌ)bī-​ˈjek-​tiv How to pronounce bijection (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bijection

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bijection

bi- entry 1 + -jection (as in injection)

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“Bijection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bijection. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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