1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Automorphism

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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 3
See also Automorphism on Wikipedia; automorphism on Wiktionary; and our 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica disclaimer. In modern usage, automorphism is a mathematical term.

AUTOMORPHISM (from Gr. αὐτός, self, and μορφή, form), the conception and interpretation of other people's habits and ideas on the analogy of one's own.