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[tuh-pol-uh-jee]
/təˈpɒl ə dʒi/

1.

the study of those properties of geometric forms that remain invariant under certain transformations, as bending or stretching.

2.

Also called point set topology. the study of limits in sets considered as collections of points.

3.

a collection of open sets making a given set a topological space.

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Examples for topology

- It's easy to remember if you note its similarity to
*topology*or topography. - Furthermore, these devices may also be moving, so that the network
*topology*is in constant flux. - The secret to this trick comes from a branch of mathematics called
*topology*. - Pragmatism also prevailed in the network's
*topology*. - He was interested in the
*topology*of absence: places physically unloosed, elegiac sites, intensely felt. - The symmetry of private semantic narrative against public a-signifying
*topology*. - The former are biotic and the latter are abiotic variables which shape the diversity and
*topology*of the tree of life. - There were two major issues at work in my misjudgments of the arc of the past and the
*topology*of the present. - The
*topology*of a suit pocket with lining is intense. - The global
*topology*of the universe is as yet unknown.

British Dictionary definitions for topology

/təˈpɒlədʒɪ/

noun

1.

the branch of mathematics concerned with generalization of the concepts of continuity, limit, etc

2.

a branch of geometry describing the properties of a figure that are unaffected by continuous distortion, such as stretching or knotting Former name analysis situs

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

Derived Forms

topologic (ˌtɒpəˈlɒdʒɪk), topological, adjective

topologically, adverb

topologist, noun

topologically, adverb

topologist, noun

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topology in Science

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topology in Technology

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