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homotopy

[huh-mot-uh-pee, hoh-] /həˈmɒt ə pi, hoʊ-/
noun, plural homotopies. Mathematics
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the relation that exists between two mappings in a topological space if one mapping can be deformed in a continuous way to make it coincide with the other.
Origin of homotopy
1915-1920
1915-20; homo- + -topy (< Greek tóp(os) place + -y3, or < New Latin -topia)
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