|1.||the branch of mathematics concerned with generalization of the concepts of continuity, limit, etc|
|2.||Former name: analysis situs a branch of geometry describing the properties of a figure that are unaffected by continuous distortion, such as stretching or knotting|
|3.||maths a family of subsets of a given set S, such that S is a topological space|
|4.||the arrangement and interlinking of computers in a computer network|
|5.||the study of the topography of a given place, esp as far as it reflects its history|
|6.||the anatomy of any specific bodily area, structure, or part|
|topology (tə-pŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
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.