Morphism vs Adjunction - What's the difference?

morphism | adjunction |


As nouns the difference between morphism and adjunction

is that morphism is (mathematics|formally) an arrow in a category while adjunction is the act of joining; the thing joined or added.

morphism

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mathematics, formally) an arrow in a category.
  • (mathematics, less formally) a map which preserves structure, in a way that depends on the branch of mathematics where it arises.
  • See also

    * homomorphism * automorphism * bijection * function * isometry * isomorphism * measurable function * homeomorphism * diffeomorphism * functor

    adjunction

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of joining; the thing joined or added.
  • (category theory) A form of similarity between a pair of categories mapped to each other by dual morphisms.
  • (legal) The joining of personal property owned by one to that owned by another.