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1. Chemistry A close similarity in the crystal forms of unlike compounds.
2. Mathematics A continuous bijection between two topological spaces whose inverse is also continuous.
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1. (Chemistry) the property, shown by certain chemical compounds, of having the same crystal form but different chemical composition
2. (Mathematics) maths a one-to-one correspondence, continuous in both directions, between the points of two geometric figures or between two topological spaces
ˌhomeoˈmorphic, ˌhomeoˈmorphous, ˌhomoeoˈmorphic, ˌhomoeoˈmorphous adj
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ho•me•o•mor•phism(ˌhoʊ mi əˈmɔr fɪz əm)
a mathematical function between two topological spaces that is continuous, one-to-one, and onto, and the inverse of which is continuous.
ho`me•o•mor′phic, ho`me•o•mor′phous, adj.
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the similarity of the crystalline forms of substances that have different chemical compositions. — homeomorphous, adj.See also: Physics
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