from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chemistry A close similarity in the crystal forms of unlike compounds.
  • n. Mathematics A continuous bijection between two figures whose inverse is also continuous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a continuous bijection from one topological space to another, with continuous inverse.
  • n. a similarity in the crystal structure of unrelated compounds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A near similarity of crystalline forms between unlike chemical compounds. See isomorphism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Similarity in crystalline form, but not necessarily in chemical composition.
  • n. Same as isomorphism.
  • n. Also homeomorphism.


homeo- + -morphism (Wiktionary)



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