isomorphic 1862, from ISO- (Cf. iso-) + Gk. morphe (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)).

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  • isomorphic — UK US /ˈaɪsəmɔːfɪk/ adjective [before noun] ► the same or similar in structure or shape: isomorphic arrangement/pressure/power »Outsourcing may create isomorphic pressures on other firms, who may want to be seen as savvy and competitive …   Financial and business terms

  • Isomorphic — I so*mor phic, a. 1. Isomorphous. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Alike in form; exhibiting isomorphism. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. Of or pertaining to sets related by an isomorphism. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isomorphic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ corresponding in form and relations. DERIVATIVES isomorphism noun isomorphous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • isomorphic — [ī΄sō môr′fəs, ī΄sə môr′fəsī΄sō môr′fik, ī΄səmôr′fik] adj. 1. having similar or identical structure or form 2. Biol. Chem. showing isomorphism: Also isomorphous [ī΄sō môr′fəs, ī΄sə môr′fəs] …   English World dictionary

  • isomorphic — adjective Date: 1862 1. a. being of identical or similar form, shape, or structure < isomorphic crystals > b. having sporophytic and gametophytic generations alike in size and shape 2. related by an isomorphism < isomorphic mathematical rings > • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isomorphic — One system is isomorphic with another if there is a one to one representation or mapping of its properties associating them with properties of the other system. To say that there is an isomorphism between two systems is thus to say that they… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • isomorphic — adj. [Gr. isos, equal; morphe, form] Alike or identical in appearance; isomorphous; see anisomorphic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • isomorphic — /uy seuh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Biol. different in ancestry, but having the same form or appearance. 2. Chem., Crystall. isomorphous. 3. Math. pertaining to two sets related by an isomorphism. [1860 65; ISO + MORPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • isomorphic — adjective /ˌaɪsəˈmɔɹfɪk/ a) having a similar structure to something that is not related genetically b) related by an isomorphism …   Wiktionary

  • isomorphic — SYN: isomorphous. * * * iso·mor·phic .ī sə mȯr fik adj being of identical or similar form or shape or structure * * * iso·mor·phic (i″so morґfik) isomorphous …   Medical dictionary

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