isomorphic
EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
PronunciationEdit
 (UK) enPR: īsəmô'fĭk, IPA^{(key)}: /ˌaɪ.səˈmɔː.fɪk/
 (US) enPR: īsōmôr'fĭk, IPA^{(key)}: /ˌaɪ.soʊˈmɔɹ.fɪk/
Audio (US) (file) Audio (AU) (file)  Rhymes: ɔː(ɹ)fɪk
AdjectiveEdit
isomorphic (not comparable)
 (mathematics) Related by an isomorphism; having a structurepreserving onetoone correspondence.
 2003, Bernd Siegfried Walter Schröder, page 254
 Let A, B be the ordered sets in Figure 10.3. Let C be the direct product of infinitely many copies of the two element chain 2. Then A^{C} is isomorphic to B^{C}, but A is not isomorphic to B.
 2003, Bernd Siegfried Walter Schröder, page 254
 (biology) Having a similar structure or function to something that is not related genetically or through evolution.
 1993, Marcus Jacobson, Foundations of Neuroscience, page 106
 The fact that different structures can be shown to be functionally isomorphic implies that they are analogous, not homologous.
 1993, Marcus Jacobson, Foundations of Neuroscience, page 106
 Having identical relevant structure; being structurepreserving while undergoing certain invertible transformations.
 1981, John Lyons, Language and Linguistics: An Introduction, page 60
 For example, in so far as written and spoken English are isomorphic (i.e. have the same structure), they are the same language: there is nothing but their structure that they have in common.
 1981, John Lyons, Language and Linguistics: An Introduction, page 60
Usage notesEdit
 In mathematics, this adjective can be used in phrases like "A and B are isomorphic", "A is isomorphic to B", and, less commonly, "A is isomorphic with B".
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(biology) having a similar structure or function without genetic relation


having identical relevant structure


Further readingEdit
 isomorphic keyboard on Wikipedia.Wikipedia