[ tuh-pol-uh-jee ]
/ təˈpɒl ə dʒi /
noun, plural to·pol·o·gies for 3. Mathematics.
Related formstop·o·log·ic [top-uh-loj-ik] /ˌtɒp əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, top·o·log·i·cal, adjectivetop·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbto·pol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for topology
“Fade is a function of geography and topology,” the graybeard said quietly.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for topology
/ (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
Derived Formstopologic (ˌtɒpəˈlɒdʒɪk) or topological, adjectivetopologically, adverbtopologist, noun
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Science definitions for topology
[ 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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