ho·​mo·​log·​i·​cal ˌhō-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce homological (audio)
: of or relating to topological homology theory
homological algebra
homologically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mathematicians are close to applying this exactitude to homological mirror symmetry, a program that vastly extends string theory’s original idea of mirror symmetry. Quanta Magazine, 30 Mar. 2017 Sheridan, Sheel Ganatra and Timothy Perutz—is building on seminal ideas introduced in 1990s by Kontsevich related to his homological mirror symmetry conjecture. Kevin Hartnett, WIRED, 15 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homological was circa 1847

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“Homological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homological. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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