# Monomorphic vs Monic - What's the difference?

monomorphic | monic |

## As adjectives the difference between monomorphic and monic

is that monomorphic is having or existing in a single shape or form while monic is (mathematics) of a polynomial whose leading coefficient is one.

# monomorphic

## English

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• having or existing in a single shape or form
• (genetics, of a gene) invariant across a species
• (programming, of a function) taking only a single data type
• #### Antonyms

* polymorphic

# monic

## English

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• (mathematics) of a polynomial whose leading coefficient is one
• (biology) monomorphic
• (category theory) Of a morphism : that it is a monomorphism.
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• It is often convenient to view a monic' arrow $i: A \rightarrowtail C$, defined in Chapter 1, as showing that ''A'' is a copy of a part of ''C'', and that ''i'' maps the copy on to that part. For example, in '''Set''', the '''monic arrows are the one-to-one functions and, clearly, if ''i'' is one-to-one then ''A'' is a copy of a subset of ''C'', namely of the image of ''i .

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