the branch of mathematics concerned with generalization of the concepts of continuity, limit, etc
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a branch of geometry describing the properties of a figure that are unaffected by continuous distortion, such as stretching or knotting Former name analysis situs
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(maths) a family of subsets of a given set S, such that S is a topological space
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the arrangement and interlinking of computers in a computer network
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the study of the topography of a given place, esp as far as it reflects its history
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the anatomy of any specific bodily area, structure, or part
(tə-pŏl'ə-jē) The mathematical study of the geometric properties that are not normally affected by changes in the size or shape of geometric figures. In topology, a donut and a coffee cup with a handle are equivalent shapes, because each has a single hole.
1. The branch of mathematics dealing with continuous transformations. 2. Which hosts are directly connected to which other hosts in a network. Network layer processes need to consider the current network topology to be able to routepackets to their final destination reliably and efficiently. (2001-03-29)