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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]
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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.
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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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Topological Analysis. In this section, the ability of GeSOp to improve the topology of gene networks is analyzed.
Indeed, what is particularly horrifying about the camp, as revealed through a topological analysis, is that its virtual geography eschews any sense of topographical or representational certainty (or, for that matter, of historical conditionality).
These enabled us to compare the groups in terms of the global organization and structure of the associates, as well as to contrast the quantitative data of the topological analysis with the qualitative data.
Instead of performing a global topological analysis on X, we shall carry out a local analysis on a selected neighbourhood around each point on the medial axis.
Sensor networks complicated enough to require topological analysis are right around the corner, Ghrist predicts.
PATH is a high-tech, largely privately contracted project that utilizes computers, aerial photography, and other techniques to do digital map creation and administration, topological analysis, and information integration and sharing.
* topological analysis, which identifies terms based on document structure.