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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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The timestamps are integers with the usual ordering; the ring identifiers src_ring_id and conf_id are lexicographically ordered pairs (ring_seq, rep_id), and the message types are ordered by the relation: Regular [is less than] Configuration Change [is less than] Topology Change.
Topology methods are predominantly useful for single parts, for example, cast aluminum suspension components.
Topology C consists of X dc voltage sources and 2(x+1) bidirectional switches.
Table 3 shows the voltage levels for the thirteen level topology.
In this paper, we shall show that the strict topology [beta](X) on M(X) can be viewed as a mixed topology.
1) Communication topology conditions in [19] are extended to include both consensusable and unconsensusable communication topologies.
Hence, the coding gain comes out to be 2N / (N+1), which is the same as that of infinite chain topology.
The researchers investigations in the field of topology started when each double groups of my classmates and I in the Research Institute were searching about knots and circles, and suddenly the server was down.
In this paper we propose a protocol to construct a node degree constrained topology that bounds all the nodes from the network boundaries.
a) A subbasis for the lower Vietoris topology, [tau]([V.
says reductions of 15% to 20% are typical with topology optimization, but adds he's seen much greater weight savings.
Regardless of the storage topology they choose to keep pace with their rapidly changing storage requirements, companies need a new, more flexible storage architecture that addresses scalability in multiple dimensions.