[ tuh-pol-uh-jee ]
/ təˈpɒl ə dʒi /
noun, plural to·pol·o·gies for 3. Mathematics.
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- topological equivalence,
- topological group,
- topological invariant,
- topological space,
- topological transformation,
Origin of topology
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/ (təˈpɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of mathematics concerned with generalization of the concepts of continuity, limit, etc
a branch of geometry describing the properties of a figure that are unaffected by continuous distortion, such as stretching or knottingFormer name: analysis situs
maths a family of subsets of a given set S, such that S is a topological space
the arrangement and interlinking of computers in a computer network
the study of the topography of a given place, esp as far as it reflects its history
the anatomy of any specific bodily area, structure, or part
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[ tə-pŏl′ə-jē ]
The mathematical study of the geometric properties that are not normally affected by changes in the size or shape of geometric figures. In topology, a donut and a coffee cup with a handle are equivalent shapes, because each has a single hole.
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