isomorphic [ahy-suh-mawr-fik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Biology. different in ancestry, but having the same form or appearance.
  2. Chemistry, Crystallography. isomorphous.
  3. Mathematics. pertaining to two sets related by an isomorphism.

Origin of isomorphic First recorded in 1860–65; iso- + -morphic Related formsun·i·so·mor·phic, adjective Examples from the Web for isomorphic Historical Examples of isomorphic

  • To-day we should say that they had dealt with isomorphic groups.

    The Foundations of Science: Science and Hypothesis, The Value of Science, Science and Method

    Henri Poincar

  • A group may be represented as isomorphic with itself by transforming all its operations by any one of them.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6


  • British Dictionary definitions for isomorphic isomorphic isomorphous (ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfəs) adjective

    1. exhibiting isomorphism

    Word Origin and History for isomorphic adj.

    1862, from iso- + Greek morphe (see Morpheus).

    isomorphic in Medicine isomorphic [ī′sə-môr′fĭk] adj.

    1. Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.
    2. Related by an isomorphism.

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