1. topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography);

- Example: "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;

[syn: regional anatomy, topographic anatomy,

3. 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;

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4. the configuration of a communication network;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Topology \To*pol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ? place + -logy.] The art of, or method for, assisting the memory by associating the thing or subject to be remembered with some place. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. a branch of mathematics which studies the properties of geometrical forms which retain their identity under certain transformations, such as stretching or twisting, which are homeomorphic. See also topologist. [PJC] 3. configuration, especially in three dimensions; -- used, e. g. of the configurations taken by macromolecules, such as superhelical DNA. [PJC]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

topology n 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 [syn: regional anatomy, topographic anatomy, topology] 3: 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 [syn: topology, analysis situs] 4: the configuration of a communication network [syn: topology, network topology]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

topology 1.The branch of mathematics dealing with continuous transformations. 2. Which hosts are directly connected to which other hosts in a network. Network layer processes need to consider the current network topology to be able to route packets to their final destination reliably and efficiently. (2001-03-29)