surjection

noun

sur·​jec·​tion (ˌ)sər-ˈjek-shən How to pronounce surjection (audio)
: a mathematical function that is an onto mapping compare bijection, injection sense 3

Word History

Etymology

probably from sur- + -jection (as in projection)

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surjection was in 1964

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“Surjection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surjection. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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