# topology

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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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