Definition:Semigroup Epimorphism

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Definition

Let $\left({S, \circ}\right)$ and $\left({T, *}\right)$ be semigroups.

Let $\phi: S \to T$ be a (semigroup) homomorphism.


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


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.


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