homotopy

[huh-mot-uh-pee, hoh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. homothermal,
  2. homothetic,
  3. homothetic transformation,
  4. homotonic,
  5. homotopic,
  6. homotransplant,
  7. homotype,
  8. homotypic,
  9. homotypic cortex,
  10. homovanillic acid

Origin of homotopy

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

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