# Definition:Topology/Linguistic Note

## 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.