homomorphism or ho·mo·mor·phy [hoh-muh-mawr-fiz-uh m, hom-uh-] Word Origin noun
- Biology. correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin.
- Botany. possession of perfect flowers of only one kind.
- Zoology. resemblance between the young and the adult.
- Mathematics. an into map between two sets that preserves relations between elements.
Origin of homomorphism First recorded in 1865–70;+ + Related formsho·mo·mor·phous, adjective British Dictionary definitions for homomorphism homomorphism homomorphy noun
- biology similarity in form
Derived Formshomomorphic or homomorphous, adjective homomorphism in Science homomorphism [hō′mə-môr′fĭz′əm, hŏm′ə-]
- A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the operations between the members of the first set.