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topology

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

Definition of TOPOLOGY

1
:  topographic study of a particular place; specifically :  the history of a region as indicated by its topography
2
a (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 space
b :  configuration <topology of a molecule> <topology of a magnetic field>
to·pol·o·gist \-jist\ noun
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Origin of TOPOLOGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1850
Medical Dictionary

topology

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

Medical Definition of TOPOLOGY

2
:  configuration 1 <the topology of a molecule>
topo·log·i·cal \ˌtäp-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also topo·log·ic \-ik\ adjective

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