topology

Primary Meanings of topology

1.
n
topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography)
2.
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
3.
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
4.
n
the configuration of a communication network
Full Definitions of topology
1

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”
Type of:
topography
precise detailed study of the surface features of a region
2

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
Type of:
anatomy, general anatomy
the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
3

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
Type 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
4

n the configuration of a communication network

Synonyms:
network topology
Types:
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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
Type of:
configuration, constellation
an arrangement of parts or elements

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