# Definition:Metrizable Topology

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## Definition

Let $T = \struct {S, \tau}$ be a topological space.

### Definition 1

$T$ is said to be **metrizable** if and only if there exists a metric $d$ on $S$ such that:

- $\tau$ is the topology induced by $d$ on $S$.

### Definition 2

$T$ is said to be **metrizable** if and only if there exists a metric space $M = \struct{A, d}$ such that:

- $T$ is homeomorphic to the topological space $\struct{A, \tau_d}$

where $\tau_d$ is the topology induced by $d$ on $A$.

## Also see

- Indiscrete Topology is not Metrizable: thus, not all topological spaces are
**metrizable**.

- Results about
**metrizable topologies**can be found**here**.

## Linguistic Note

The British English spelling for **metrizable** is **metrisable**, but it is rarely found.

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- 1975: Bert Mendelson:
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