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[ahy-suh-mawr-fik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɔr fɪk/
Biology. different in ancestry, but having the same form or appearance.
Chemistry, Crystallography, isomorphous.
Mathematics. pertaining to two sets related by an isomorphism.
Origin of isomorphic
1860-65; iso- + -morphic
Related forms
unisomorphic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for isomorphic
  • Every area of the brain has been shown to have structurally specific networks that are isomorphic of the information they process.
  • All of the different representations of the same graph, are said to be isomorphic to one another.
  • Sometimes it is not so easy to tell that two graphs are isomorphic.
British Dictionary definitions for isomorphic


exhibiting isomorphism
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Word Origin and History for isomorphic

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

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isomorphic in Medicine

isomorphic i·so·mor·phic (ī'sə-môr'fĭk)

  1. Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.

  2. Related by an isomorphism.

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isomorphic in Technology

Two mathematical objects are isomorphic if they have the same structure, i.e. if there is an isomorphism between them. For every component of one there is a corresponding component of the other.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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