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isomorph

[′ī·sə‚mȯrf]
(mineralogy)
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In the literature on problem solving, problems that share an underlying structural representation, and differ from each other only in their superficial details, or "cover story" are referred to as "isomorphs" (Newell & Simon, 1972).
Troncale, A hybrid systems method: tests for hierarchy and links between isomorphs. In R.
Both the tasks in Figures 1 and 5 are known as problem isomorphs. They are technically identical in the sense that they share the same linear rule conforming to the type involving one variable.
drawings of single crystal forms and used for 58 isomorphs 37 3.
Complement C1r and C1s genes are duplicated in the mouse: differential expression generates alternative isomorphs in the liver and in the male reproductive system.
Langasite and its isomorphs, such as langatate and langanite, have attracted significant attention in recent years as materials for improved electronic oscillators and filters.
(362) The federal Defense of Marriage Act and its isomorphs in the states ventured for the first rime into legal definitions of marriage.
Feedback, however, focu ses the solver on the surface structure of problems and, thus, makes it difficult for solvers to see connections between isomorphs. Feedback only explicitly informs the solver about the specific problem to which it pertains; thus, it is unlikely that feedback on its own would promote the generation of abstract solution strategies.
Specifically, I refer to what are usually called "somatization disorder" and "non-compliance." I wish to suggest that these may exist as isomorphs of a profoundly reductionistic pattern of health-care delivery, what Gregory Bateson called "ecology chopping." These clinical configurations, ordinarily attributed to characteristics of the "patient" or perhaps of the family, may be thought of in a more interesting way as patterned behavior at the interface of patient system and the health-care system.
The understanding process: Problem isomorphs. Cognitive Psychology 8, 165-190.
"The Isomorphs of Santiago-Myth." Journal of the Department of English: Hemingway Centennial Tribute [Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, India] 5 (1998-99): 167-73.
Since so many relations are isomorphic to one another, eliminating isomorphs has a dramatic effect.