Isomorphism

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To say that two things are isomorphic is to say that they are the same in some sense. More specifically, in abstract algebra, an isomorphism is a function between two things that preserves the relationships between the parts (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomorphism#Examples). Using the language of category theory, morphisms map to morphisms without breaking composition.

Or consider the operation of adding integers Z. The doubling function φ(x) = 2x maps elements of Z to elements of the even integers 2Z. Since φ(a+b) = 2(a+b) = 2a+2b = φ(a)+φ(b), this is an example of an isomorphism.