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Related to topology: star topology, mesh topology, network topology, bus topology, ring topology

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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Prompted in part by the enticing possibility of detecting the signature of the universe's topology in detailed maps of temperature fluctuations throughout space, a group of scientists and mathematicians met last October at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland to compare notes.
Like the bus, the ring topology uses a single cable, but one that is looped rather than open-ended.
Given this topology, Hybel attempts to define why the United States did not engage in a policy of deterrence toward Saddam Hussein.
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.
Market intelligence and intellectual property is a professional field with a bright future in an age dominated by high tech industries, Big Data, and the Internet," said, Lin, Chairman of Topology and CEO of TrendForce.
In order to manage all the connections between initiators and targets, SAS devices and SATA device, and to avoid deadlock and live-lock conditions within the topology, the SAS protocol requires that each expander have an expander connection manager (ECM).
Using a star topology, users can connect buildings up to 25 miles apart at Ethernet LAN speeds.