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a combining form meaning “place,” “local,” used in the formation of compound words: topography; topology.
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Also especially before a vowel, top-.

Origin of topo-

Combining form of Greek tópos place, commonplace
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British Dictionary definitions for topo- (1 of 2)

topo
/ (ˈtɒpəʊ) /

noun plural topos
mountaineering a picture of a mountain with details of climbing routes superimposed on it

Word Origin for topo

C20: shortened from topographical picture

British Dictionary definitions for topo- (2 of 2)

topo-

before a vowel top-


combining form
indicating place or regiontopography; topology; toponym; topotype

Word Origin for topo-

from Greek topos a place, commonplace
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