topo-


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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Example sentences from the Web for topo-

  • One of its branches, the Topo, is one continued rapid; "of those who have fallen into it, only one has come out alive."

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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Medical definitions for topo-

topo-

pref.

Place; area:topoanesthesia.
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