While reading a French mathematical text, I encountered the phrase "unique à un isomorphisme près". How should I translate "isomorphisme près" to English? Does it mean "canonical isomorphism"?


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French speaker here. "Unique à un isomorphisme près" means "unique up to an isomorphism".

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your help! $\endgroup$
    – user514014
    Mar 29, 2018 at 1:03
  • $\begingroup$ Sure! You're welcome! $\endgroup$
    – Zachary
    Mar 29, 2018 at 1:03
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    $\begingroup$ More generally, À quelque chose près on the French Wikipedia. $\endgroup$ Mar 29, 2018 at 1:07

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