Definition:Ring Epimorphism

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Let $\left({R, +, \circ}\right)$ and $\left({S, \oplus, *}\right)$ be rings.

Let $\phi: R \to S$ be a (ring) homomorphism.

Then $\phi$ is a ring epimorphism if and only if $\phi$ is a surjection.

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Linguistic Note

The word epimorphism comes from the Greek morphe (μορφή) meaning form or structure, with the prefix epi- meaning onto.

Thus epimorphism means onto (similar) structure.