Origin of topology
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“Fade is a function of geography and topology,” the graybeard said quietly.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- 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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Word Origin and History for topology
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- 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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