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An instance of topological equivalence to another space or figure.
- ‘In topology, the most basic equivalence is a homeomorphism, which allows spaces that appear quite different in most other subjects to be declared equivalent in topology.’
- ‘We prove that it is not possible to extend, in a homomorphic fashion, each quasisymmetric homeomorphism of the circle to a quasiconformal homeomorphism of the disk.’
From Greek homoios ‘like’ + morphē ‘form’ + -ism.
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