Definitions of topology

  1. a branch of mathematics which studies the properties of geometrical forms which retain their identity under certain transformations, such as stretching or twisting, which are homeomorphic. See also topologist.
  2. t[= o]- pol'[= o]- ji, n. the art of aiding the memory by associating things with places. [ Gr. topos, a place, legein, to speak.]
  3. the configuration of a communication network
  4. the branch of pure mathematics that deals only with the properties of a figure X that hold for every figure into which X can be transformed with a one- to- one correspondence that is continuous in both directions
  5. the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures ( muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
  6. The art of, or method for, assisting the memory by associating the thing or subject to be remembered with some place.