torus

Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /ˈtɔːɹəs/

**torus** (*plural* tori)

- (
*topology*) A topological space which is a product of two circles.*A 4-variable Karnaugh map can be thought of, topologically, as being a***torus**.

- (
*mathematics*) The standard representation of such a space in 3-dimensional Euclidean space: a shape consisting of a ring with a circular cross-section: the shape of an inner tube or hollow doughnut. - (
*topology, in combination,*) The product of the specified number of circles.,*n*-torus**4-torus**, etc. - (
*architecture*) A molding which projects at the base of a column and above the plinth. - (
*botany*) The end of the peduncle or flower stalk to which the floral parts (or in the Asteraceae, the florets of a flower head) are attached; receptacle, thalamus. - (
*anatomy*) A rounded ridge, especially one on the occipital bone.

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