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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].
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.
In April 1939, the topologist Max Wilhelm Dehn wrote from Frankfurt, mentioning a happy evening he had spent with Jacobsthal's brother, the mathematician.
Bishop Jefferts Schori, who is married to a retired mathematician and topologist, grew up in Seattle.
The proverbial example is that, to a topologist, a coffee mug is the same as a doughnut.
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.
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.
Sikimeti will pursue research in geometry and topology as a Postdoctoral Fellow at MSRI in 2009-10, then her NSF Fellowship award will take her to Barnard, which has an historic legacy as a college for women, to be mentored by the distinguished topologist Dusa McDuff.

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