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TOPOLOGY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does topology mean? 

TOPOLOGY (noun)
  The noun TOPOLOGY has 4 senses:

1. topographic study of a given place (especially the history of place as indicated by its topography)
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
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
4. the configuration of a communication network

  Familiarity information: TOPOLOGY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOPOLOGY (noun)


Sense 1topology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Topographic study of a given place (especially the history of place as indicated by its topography)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

Greenland's topology has been shaped by the glaciers of the ice age

Hypernyms ("topology" is a kind of...):

topography (precise detailed study of the surface features of a region)


Sense 2topology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

regional anatomy; topographic anatomy; topology

Hypernyms ("topology" is a kind of...):

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)


Sense 3topology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

analysis situs; topology

Hypernyms ("topology" is a kind of...):

pure mathematics (the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)


Sense 4topology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The configuration of a communication network

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

network topology; topology

Hypernyms ("topology" is a kind of...):

configuration; constellation (an arrangement of parts or elements)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "topology"):

bus; bus topology (the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar)

loop; loop topology (the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component)

star; star topology (the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub)

mesh; mesh topology (the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component)

physical topology (the appearance of the network)

logical topology (the way the network works)


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