homotopy

[ huh-mot-uh-pee, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒt ə pi, hoʊ- /

noun, plural ho·mot·o·pies.Mathematics.

the relation that exists between two mappings in a topological space if one mapping can be deformed in a continuous way to make it coincide with the other.

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Origin of homotopy

1915–20; homo- + -topy (<Greek tóp(os) place + -y3, or <New Latin -topia)
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