topology

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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 (such as point sets) which are unaltered by elastic deformations (such 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

Origin and Etymology of topology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1850


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topology

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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

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