from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology Similarity of external form or appearance but not of structure or origin.
- n. Zoology A resemblance in form between the immature and adult stages of an animal.
- n. Mathematics A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the operations between the members of the first set.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A structure-preserving map between two algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, or vector spaces.
- n. A similar appearance of two unrelated organisms or structures
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as homomorphy.
- n. The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; -- opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism.
- n. The possession of but one kind of larvæ or young, as in most insects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mimicry or imitation of one thing by another; adaptive or analogical resemblance, without true homological or morphological similarity; superficial likeness without structural affinity or relationship. Also homomorphy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. similarity of form
homo- + morphism (Wiktionary)