topo-


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topo-

(word root) place, local
Examples of words with the root topo-: topography, topology
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topo-

or top-
pref.
Place; region: toponymy.

[Greek, from topos, place.]
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topo-

or before a vowel

top-

combining form
indicating place or region: topography; topology; toponym; topotype.
[from Greek topos a place, commonplace]
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topo-

a combining form meaning “place”: topography; topology.
Also, esp. before a vowel,top-.
[comb. form of Greek tópos place]
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References in classic literature ?
At one time and another we had sent out topo- graphical expeditions to survey and map the kingdom, but the priests had always interfered and raised trouble.