# topos

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek *τόπος* (tópos, “place”). Compare *topic*.

### Pronunciation[edit]

- IPA
^{(key)}: /ˈtɒpɒs/

### Noun[edit]

**topos** (*plural* **topoi** *or* **toposes**)

- A literary theme or motif; a rhetorical convention or formula.
**2003**, Roy Porter,*Flesh in the Age of Reason*, Penguin (2004), page 239,- The ritual of weighing the soul was an iconographic
**topos**familiar to Christianity from the ceremony of the weighing of sins at the Last Judgement.

- The ritual of weighing the soul was an iconographic

- (category theory) A Cartesian closed category which has a subobject classifier.
**2011**June 27, Tom Leinster, “An informal introduction to topos theory”, in arXiv.org^{[1]}, Cornell University Library, retrieved 2018-03-30:- Now in a
**topos**, you can interpret a really vast range of theories: any ‘higher-order theory’, in fact. (First order means that you can only quantify over*elements*of a set; in a second order theory you can also quantify over*subsets*of a set; and so on.) Models of any such theory get along well with logical morphisms, because logical morphisms preserve everything. So you can tell a similar story for toposes, logical morphisms and higher order theories as for finite product categories, finite-product-preserving functors and algebraic theories.

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#### Translations[edit]

literary theme

mathematical structure

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## Dutch[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek *τόπος* (tópos, “place”).

### Pronunciation[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**topos** m or n (*plural* **topoi**, *diminutive* **toposje** n)

### Anagrams[edit]

## Italian[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek *τόπος* (tópos, “place”).

### Noun[edit]

**topos** m (*plural* **topoi**)

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## Portuguese[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**topos**

## Spanish[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**topos**

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