many-one

many-one

[men-ee-wuhn; usually read as men-ee-tuh-wuhn]
adjective Logic, Mathematics.
(of a relation) having the property that each element is assigned to one element only but that many elements may be assigned to the same element.

Origin:
1905–10

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maths, logic (of a function) associating a single element of a range with more than one member of the domain

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