# Definitions and Synonyms of *topology* | Another word for *topology* | What is *topology? *

*Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for topology in the sense of this definition*

*(**topology* is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

*topology*is a kind of ...) the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

*(topology* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting cognition]

### Synonyms for topology in the sense of this definition

### (*topology* is a kind of ...) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

## Definition 3: topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography) - [noun denoting cognition]

### Samples where topology or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*Greenland's topology has been shaped by the glaciers of the ice age*

### (*topology* is a kind of ...) precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

## Definition 4: the configuration of a communication network - [noun denoting cognition]

### Synonyms for topology in the sense of this definition

### (*topology* is a kind of ...) an arrangement of parts or elements

*"the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"*

### (... is a kind of *topology* ) the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar

### (... is a kind of *topology* ) the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component

### (... is a kind of *topology* ) the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub

### (... is a kind of *topology* ) the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component

### (... is a kind of *topology* ) the appearance of the network

*"the physical topologies of local area networks include the bus, the ring and the star"*

### (... is a kind of *topology* ) the way the network works

*"a network that looks like a star can have the logical topology of a bus"*