- 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 share the same structure. Measurement is a process of finding an isomorphism between real magnitudes and relations within the series of numbers.
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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
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