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automorphism

[aw-tuh-mawr-fiz-uh m]
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noun Mathematics.
  1. an isomorphism from a given set to itself.
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Origin of automorphism

First recorded in 1870–75; auto-1 + morph- + -ism
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  • Automorphic, aw-to-mor′fik, adj. marked by automorphism, the ascription to others of one's own characteristics.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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