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Synonyms for topology

topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography)

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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

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

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Topologists usually work with two-dimensional drawings of knots called knot projections.
the new intellectual rather likes to pose as a topologist: S/he speaks from one specific place of cultural production....
Or maybe a topologist might get some insight into federalism.
To a topologist this makes them fundamentally the same, while a no-hole muffin or a three-hole pretzel would be topologically distinct.
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.
You don't have to be a topologist to recognize--and admire--the beauty, the formal simplicity and focused elegance of mathematical proofs; you don't have to share Eliot's religious longings to prize the complexity of his allusions; and you don't have to be a card-carrying Humean to appreciate the irrepressible ambiguity and irony of his prose.
208) terms, her contingent spatio-temporal affiliation?--whether she is a topologist or an analyst or an algebraist, or a number theorist, or a member of one, or even more than one, of the several communities currently listed in Mathematical Reviews?
Wallace, Leyner, or Vollmann, however, divest their fiction of the games multiple ironists play by outering the hidden schematics with which the guidance systems of stories had hitherto been programmed and scrupulously reinscribing them in an idiom not unlike a blueprint's with its filigree of specs but somehow charged with a capability to render character and nuance, as postmodemist coolness seldom was, with a topologist's love of contour and tactility (though the spirit of place is often "being there-ed" at the cost of there's being).
For example, Hassler Whitney (who was then the leading American topologist) did such expert consulting that he received an individual citation.
Here's a joke: A topologist is a mathematician who can't tell the difference between a coffee mug and a doughnut.
This is why the particular version of topology used matters greatly for analysis; Lacanian psychoanalysis fits quite well with topologies of subjectivity ("on the question of structure, Lacan is a topologist" (Kingsbury, 2007: 237)), but exists in tension with post-ANT or Deleuzian varieties that emphasize historicism and immanence.
Presented by chief editor Mitsumatsu (Chuo U., Japan) and colleagues in honor of topologist Shigeyuki Morita, this volume collects six expository articles and 17 research articles concerned with the study of groups of diffeomorphisms and related topics.
This viewpoint may sometimes seem fanciful: For example, to a topologist, a doughnut and a coffee cup represent the same shape since each has one hole.
Jeff Medkeff gave up his Midwestern big-city profession as a network topologist for a small scientific-computing consulting practice and the dark skies of rural Arizona.
Further, an attention to the emergence and vicissitudes of residual China (wherein the flickering of boundaries enables the production of a world) both suggests an alternate mode of envisioning shape constancy in the space of fire and pushes the would-be social topologist to reflect further on the dynamics of intertopological interference (and intratopological interference).
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