analysis situs


analysis si·​tus -ˈsī-təs How to pronounce analysis situs (audio)
-ˌtüs How to pronounce analysis situs (audio)

Word History


borrowed from New Latin analysis sitūs "analysis of position"

Note: The phrase was used by Gottfried leibniz, as in the paper "De analysi situ," Leibnizens mathematische Schriften, 2. Abteilung, Band I, edited by C.I. Gerhardt (Leibnizen gesammelte Schriften, 3. Folge, 5. Band, Halle, 1858), p. 178.

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of analysis situs was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Analysis situs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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