topo

topo-

a combining form meaning “place,” “local,” used in the formation of compound words: topography; topology.
Also, especially before a vowel, top-.


Origin:
combining form of Greek tópos place, commonplace

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topo (ˈtɒpəʊ)
 
n , pl topos
mountaineering a picture of a mountain with details of climbing routes superimposed on it
 
[C20: shortened from topographical picture]

topo- or (before a vowel) top-
 
combining form
indicating place or region: topography; topology; toponym; topotype
 
[from Greek topos a place, commonplace]
 
top- or (before a vowel) top-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek topos a place, commonplace]

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topo- or top-
pref.
Place; area: topoanesthesia.

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