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bijection

[bahy-jek-shuh n] /baɪˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun, Mathematics.
1.
a map or function that is one-to-one and onto.
Origin of bijection
1965-1970
1965-70; bi-1 + -jection, as in projection
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bijection

/baɪˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
1.
a mathematical function or mapping that is both an injection and a surjection and therefore has an inverse See also injection (sense 5), surjection
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bijection in Science
bijection
  (bī-jěk'shən)   
Mathematics
A function that is both an injection and a surjection. In a bijection, each member of the range corresponds to an element of the domain that is mapped onto it, and there is a one-to-one correspondence between the members of the domain and the range. All linear functions, such as y = x + 3, are bijections. Compare injection, surjection.

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