/uy'seuh mawr"fiz euhm/, n.
1. the state or property of being isomorphous or isomorphic.
2. Math. a one-to-one relation onto the map between two sets, which preserves the relations existing between elements in its domain.
[1820-30; ISOMORPH(OUS) + -ISM]

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