Topology

WordNet

### noun

**(1)**The configuration of a communication network

**(2)**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

**(3)**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

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

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

WiktionaryText

### Noun

- A branch of mathematics studying those properties of a geometric figure or solid that are not changed by stretching, bending and similar homeomorphisms.
- A collection
*T*of subsets of a set*X*such that the empty set is an element of*T*,*X*itself is an element of*T*, the union of any collection of elements of*T*is an element of*T*, and the intersection of any finite collection of elements of*T*is an element of*T*. - The anatomical structure of part of the body.
- The arrangement of nodes in a communications network.
- The properties of a particular technological embodiment that are not affected by differences in the physical layout or form of its application.