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 (hō′mə-môr′fĭz′əm, hŏm′ə-)
1. Mathematics A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the operations between the members of the first set.
2. Biology Similarity of external form or appearance but not of structure or origin.
3. Zoology A resemblance in form between the immature and adult stages of an animal.

ho′mo·mor′phic, ho′mo·mor′phous adj.
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(ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm; ˌhɒm-) or


(Biology) biology similarity in form
ˌhomoˈmorphic, ˌhomoˈmorphous adj
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(ˌhoʊ məˈmɔr fɪz əm, ˌhɒm ə-)

also ho′mo•mor`phy,

1. correspondence in form or external appearance.
2. possession of perfect flowers of only one kind.
ho`mo•mor′phous, ho`mo•mor′phic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homomorphism - similarity of form
similarity - the quality of being similar
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Dertouzos, "On Data Banks and Privacy Homomorphisms," Foundations of secure computation, vol.
The set Mor((A, f, B), (C, g, B)) of morphisms between Segal topological algebras (A, f, B) and (C, g, B) will consist of all continuous algebra homomorphisms [alpha] : A [right arrow] C with the property g([alpha](a)) = f(a) for every a [member of] A
Let [sigma], [tau]: M [right arrow] M be continuous homomorphisms and [delta]: M [right arrow] M a ([sigma], [tau])-derivation.
We define the space [mathematical expression not reproducible] of homomorphisms [PHI]: [H.sub.[PI],K] [right arrow] [C.sup.[infinity]] [(N\G; [[psi].sub.c]).sub.K] of ([g.sub.C], K)-modules such that [PHI](f) is of moderate growth for any f [member of] [H.sub.[PI],K].
Tardif, "Graph homomorphisms: structure and symmetry," in Graph symmetry, vol.
Throughout the paper, all vector spaces, tensor products, and homomorphisms are over fc.
By fixing lifts [~.f] and [~.g] of f and g, the maps f and g induce homomorphisms [phi] : [[PI].sub.1] [right arrow] [[PI].sub.2] and [psi] : [[PI].sub.1] [right arrow] [[PI].sub.2] between the groups of covering transformations as follows.
In this section we provide basic definitions and results regarding BCK-algebras (modules), bipolar fuzzy BCK-submodules, and BCK-module homomorphisms.
Eshaghi Gordji, "n-Jordan homomorphisms," Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society, vol.
Aperiodic homomorphisms and the concatenation product of recognizable sets.