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to·pol·o·gy

(tō-pol'ŏ-jē),
1. Synonym(s): regional anatomy
2. The study of the dimensions of personality.
[topo- + G. logos, study]

topology

(tə-pŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. topolo·gies
1. Topographic study of a given place, especially the history of a region as indicated by its topography.
2. Medicine The anatomical structure of a specific area or part of the body.
3. Mathematics
a. The study of certain properties that do not change as geometric figures or spaces undergo continuous deformation. These properties include openness, nearness, connectedness, and continuity.
b. The underlying structure that gives rise to such properties for a given figure or space: The topology of a doughnut and a picture frame are equivalent.
4. Computers The arrangement in which the nodes of a network are connected to each other.

top′o·log′ic (tŏp′ə-lŏj′ĭk), top′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
top′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
to·pol′o·gist n.

topology

[təpol′əjē]
1 orientation of the presenting part of a fetus.
2 the study of special regions of anatomy.
3 the science of properties of geometric configuration.

topology

(tō-pŏl′ō-jē)
1. In obstetrics, the relationship of the presenting fetal part to the pelvic outlet.
2. In mathematics, the study of the relationships between objects that share a surface or a common border.
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Compared to a three-layer fat-tree network topology, this eliminates an entire layer of switches, with switch ports being used more efficiently and a smaller number of switches in use.
Users can interact with their network topology in a variety of ways:
By defining most of the often-used quantities--such as traffic loads as long-integer (or 32-bit equivalent) numbers and avoiding the use of real numbers as much as possible--one can accelerate the network topology optimization process significantly.
LANsurveyor automatically creates a true and accurate network topology diagram using multiple discovery methods and integrates the discovered information into a network topology database.
The system collects flow data at key network locations, computes traffic flows across the entire network topology, and displays application groups, classes of service and link utilization information for every link.
This is useful to characterize both the slave clock and the network topology between the Grandmaster and the slave.
Using a peer-to-peer meshed network topology, POEM technology enables each node to act as an intelligent repeater to create 'ad hoc' networks.
A SIP-based service layer ensures that all service/routing logic and network topology is hidden from the networking layer, accelerating time to market and simplifying network management.

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