[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.

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

Word Origin and History for topology

topology in Science

topology in Technology

1.

2.

(2001-03-29)

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