ho·​mo·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌhō-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce homological (audio) , ˌhä- \

Definition of homological

2 : of or relating to topological homology theory homological algebra

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Other Words from homological

homologically \ ˌhō-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce homologically (audio) , ˌhä-​ \ adverb

Examples of homological in a Sentence

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, "Quantum Questions Inspire New Math," 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, "Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of homological

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homological was circa 1847

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“Homological.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homological. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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to constrict the range or activity of

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