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a combining form meaning “place,” “local,” used in the formation of compound words: topography; topology.
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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Also especially before a vowel, top-.
Origin of topo-
Combining form of Greek tópos place, commonplace
Words nearby topo-
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How to use topo- in a sentence
Take a look at El Topo and The Holy Mountain and you might wonder.‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ and the Allure of the Unmade Masterpiece|Caryn James|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of its branches, the Topo, is one continued rapid; "of those who have fallen into it, only one has come out alive."The Andes and the Amazon|James Orton
British Dictionary definitions for topo- (1 of 2)
/ (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)
before a vowel top-
indicating place or regiontopography; topology; toponym; topotype
Word Origin for topo-
from Greek topos a place, commonplace
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Medical definitions for topo-
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