homotopy

[huh-mot-uh-pee, hoh-]
noun, plural ho·mot·o·pies. Mathematics.
  1. 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.

Origin of homotopy

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