Homeomorphous



[hoh-mee-uh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ mi əˈmɔr fɪz əm/

noun
1.
similarity in crystalline form but not necessarily in chemical composition.
2.
Mathematics. a function between two topological spaces that is continuous, one-to-one, and onto, and the inverse of which is continuous.
/ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm/
noun
1.
the property, shown by certain chemical compounds, of having the same crystal form but different chemical composition
2.
(maths) a one-to-one correspondence, continuous in both directions, between the points of two geometric figures or between two topological spaces
n.

1854, from homeomorphous (1832), from homeo- + morphous (see metamorphosis); originally of crystals. Homeomorphic is from 1902.

homeomorphous ho·me·o·mor·phous (hō’mē-ə-môr’fəs)
adj.
Having a similar shape, but not necessarily of the same composition, as of the crystal form of unlike chemical compounds.
homeomorphism
(hō’mē-ə-môr’fĭz’əm)

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