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n. pl. to·pol·o·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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Generalized topological spaces are important generalizations of topological spaces and many results have been obtained by many topologist [3,4,5,11,12].
Homeomorphic or topological isomorphic or continuously transformed spaces are essentially identical from a topologist point of view, such as a circle, an ellipse, a triangle or a square
An algebraist, topologist and associate professor of mathematics, Kimber also grooms the next generation of STEM professionals as director of Lafayette s six-week Summer Program to Advance Leadership (SPAL), which allows incoming freshmen from underrepresented minority groups to get a jump-start on college life by arriving on campus early.
Bishop Jefferts Schori, who is married to a retired mathematician and topologist, grew up in Seattle.
The work of the topologist involves not describing a site or digging on location but rethinking the constellation of factors that have shaped our sense of place.
The proverbial example is that, to a topologist, a coffee mug is the same as a doughnut.
He remained attached to the Lubavitcher Rebbe as he progressed in his brilliant career as a topologist, specializing in abstract infinite space.
Saks was a mathematics professor, computer software engineer, topologist, and popular teacher of Kabbalah.
12) A writer like Ralph Waldo Emerson, for instance, will overtly resist the effort to pose as a topologist, insisting instead on a placeless Genius mundi: "I believe in Eternity.
Or maybe a topologist might get some insight into federalism.
To a topologist this makes them fundamentally the same, while a no-hole muffin or a three-hole pretzel would be topologically distinct.
In fact, sections and subsections are labeled with a number of asterisks according to the level of technical difficulty and the mathematical appendix will be comprehensible only to a topologist.

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