Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

topology

play
noun to·pol·o·gy \tə-ˈpä-lə-jē, tä-\

Definition of topology

plural

topologies

  1. 1 :  topographic study of a particular place; specifically :  the history of a region as indicated by its topography

  2. 2a (1) :  a branch of mathematics concerned with those properties of geometric configurations (as point sets) which are unaltered by elastic deformations (as a stretching or a twisting) that are homeomorphisms (2) :  the set of all open subsets of a topological spaceb :  configuration <topology of a molecule> <topology of a magnetic field>

topologist

play \-jist\ noun



Medical Dictionary

topology

play
noun to·pol·o·gy \tə-ˈpäl-ə-jē, tä-\

Medical Definition of topology

plural

topologies

  1. 1:  regional anatomy

  2. 2:  configuration 1 <the topology of a molecule>

topological

\ˌtäp-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also

topologic

\-ik\play adjective



Learn More about topology

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of topology Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about topology


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up topology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

mysterious, holy, or spiritual

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption torrent rebellion megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ