## Definitions Edit

### Computing Edit

A **topology** is "[t]he physical layout of how computers are linked together."^{[1]}

A **topology** is

“ | [t]he geometric arrangement of a computer system. Common topologies include a bus, star, and ring. The specific physical, i.e., real, or logical, i.e., virtual, arrangement of the elements of a network.^{[2]}
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### Geospatial Edit

**Topology** is

“ | (a) the property that describes adjacency and connectivity of features — in other words, the numerical description of the relationships among geographic features, as encoded by adjacency, linkage, inclusion, or proximity; (b) a branch of mathematics that studies patterns of geometric figures involving position and relative position without regard to size.^{[3]}
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## References Edit

- ↑ ISACA, Cybersecurity Fundamentals Glossary 31 (full-text).
- ↑ SANS Glossary of Security Terms
- ↑ Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, Glossary, at 234.

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