Etymology
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topology (n.)

1650s, "study of the locations where plants are found," from Greek topos "place" (see topos) + -logy. Related: Topological.

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Definitions of topology

topology (n.)
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
topology (n.)
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;
Synonyms: regional anatomy / topographic anatomy
topology (n.)
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;
Synonyms: analysis situs
topology (n.)
the configuration of a communication network;
Synonyms: network topology
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