: mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set
a function that is one-to-one and onto
Examples of onto in a Sentence
We climbed onto the building's roof.
The book fell onto the floor.
The water spilled onto the floor.
The cowboy leaped onto his horse.
Transfer the data onto a disk.
Turn left onto Third Street at the traffic light. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Plenty of brands are now slashing prices and ditching shipping charges in the hopes of making it onto your table this season.—Shanna Shipin, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 The force of the crash pushed the vehicle onto its side, Pascua said.—Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2023 Last week, shortly before the crucial Black Friday shopping day, the mall’s management scrambled to fix sewer backups that were causing raw sewage to seep onto the sidewalk near the main entrance.—Kate King, WSJ, 26 Nov. 2023 Cozy Earth Bamboo Jogger Pant, $116 (Save 30%) Cozy Earth items, like these Bamboo Jogger Pants, are constantly making it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things List.—Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Sprinkle enough flour over your counter to give it a light coating, then turn the dough out onto it, lightly dusting the top of the dough with more flour.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023 Perhaps the most dramatic design element of the house is the glass walls that allow each room on the first level to look directly out onto the beach.—Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 24 Nov. 2023 Speaking of that, a lot of fans are hoping Ace and Peter make it onto that stage for the last show.—Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 The anything-but-marvelous performance of The Marvels is a moment of reckoning for Marvel Studios, the production house that has been the superhero of the box office for much of the past 15 years since Iron Man burst onto the scene in 2008.—Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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