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Origin of topo-
WORDS THAT USE TOPO-
What does topo- mean?
What are variants of topo-?
Examples of topo-
One term you may have encountered that uses topo- is topology, a branch of mathematics that concerns the properties of geometric forms that aren’t affected by bending, stretching, and other such transformations.
The first part of the word, topo-, means “place.” What about -logy? The second part, -logy, comes from the Greek lógos, meaning “word” and is widely used in English to indicate an area of study. Topology literally means “place study” (think spatial relations).
You have probably heard of a topographical map, which provides a detailed picture of the physical features of an area, such as a city. Topography ultimately comes from the Greek topographía, featuring the Greek forms of topo- and -graphy and literally meaning “place drawing.”
What are some words that use the combining form topo-?
What are some other forms that topo- may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for topo-
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