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Linguistic Note on Topology
The word topology is derived from the Greek words τόπος, meaning place, and λόγος, meaning study.
This originates from its origins as the study of situation.
The word topology was coined by Johann Benedict Listing in a letter of $1836$.
The word was first published in the title of Listing's $1847$ book Vorstudien zur Topologie, but never caught on until the $1920$s.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Johann Benedict Listing": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
- 1959: E.M. Patterson: Topology (2nd ed.) ... (next): Chapter $\text I$: Introduction