topology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1850 1. topographic study of a particular place; specifically the history of a region as indicated by its topography 2. a. (1) a branch of mathematics concerned with those properties of geometric configurations (as point sets) which are unaltered by elastic deformations (as a stretching or a twisting) that are homeomorphisms (2) the set of all open subsets of a topological space b. configuration <
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topologist noun

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