endofunction

An **endofunction** (or **self-mapping** or other variation) is an endomorphism in the category of sets, that is a function from a set $X$ to $X$ itself. This is the typical meaning of the word ‘function’ in some contexts, such as high-school algebra (where $X$ is the set of real numbers, although there we actually use partial functions) or when distinguishing from the higher-order concepts of functional and operator.

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