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Noun: topology  tu'pó-lu-jee
  1. Topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography)
    "Greenland's topology has been shaped by the glaciers of the ice age"
  2. The study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
    - regional anatomy, topographic anatomy
  3. (mathematics) the branch of pure mathematics that deals only with the properties of a figure X that hold for every figure into which X can be transformed with a one-to-one correspondence that is continuous in both directions
    - analysis situs
  4. The configuration of a communication network
    - network topology

Derived forms: topologies

Type of: anatomy, configuration, constellation, general anatomy, pure mathematics, topography

Encyclopedia: Topology