# Do function with the following property have special name?

I'm writing "a structure preserving surjection" way too much when I need to refer a function of the following property:

$$Y \subseteq Z, X \subseteq Z. g: Z \to A, g \text{ is some fixed function}.$$ $$\phi : X \to Y, \phi \text{ is a surjection, and } g(\phi(x)) = g(x).$$

Would a category theorist frown if I call $\phi$ a epimorphism?

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I expect they would object mightily, unless the functions with this property are right-cancellable. –  Arturo Magidin Jul 1 '12 at 22:01
Regular people might object too ^^ –  Olivier Bégassat Jul 1 '12 at 22:40

• The preimage under $g$ of each point in $g(Y)$ contains two points, one of which is mapped to the other by $\phi$. Perhaps you could call $\phi$ a preimage map.
• The image of $X\subset Z$ under $g$ is invariant under $\phi$. Perhaps you could call $\phi$ an invariance, or equivariance.