##### The Collaborative International Dictionary

**Homomorphism**

Homomorphism \Ho`mo*mor"phism\, n. [See Homomorphous.]

(Biol.) Same as Homomorphy.

(Bot.) The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; -- opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism.

(Zo["o]l.) The possession of but one kind of larv[ae] or young, as in most insects.

##### Wiktionary

**homomorphism**

n. 1 (context algebra English) A structure-preserving map between two algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, or vector spaces. 2 (context biology English) A similar appearance of two unrelated organisms or structures

##### WordNet

**homomorphism**

n. similarity of form [syn: homomorphy]

##### Wikipedia

**Homomorphism**

In abstract algebra, a **homomorphism** is a structure-preserving map between two algebraic structures (such as groups, rings, or vector spaces). The word *homomorphism* comes from the ancient Greek language: *ὁμός (homos)* meaning "same" and *μορφή (morphe)* meaning "form" or "shape". Isomorphisms, automorphisms, and endomorphisms are special types of homomorphisms.

#### Usage examples of "homomorphism".

But then, just as he was leisurely defining the __homomorphism__, phi, the branch of the tree holding up his lightship suddenly snapped this is how it seemed and he was hurled into a rare and quite deadly torison space, of a kind that Lord Ricardo Lavi had once discovered on one of the first journeys toward the Vild.