homomorphism

noun

ho·​mo·​mor·​phism ˌhō-mə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce homomorphism (audio)
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: a mapping of a mathematical set (such 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
homomorphic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homomorphism was in 1935

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“Homomorphism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homomorphism. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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