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 History of this Word

"topo" is from "topos" (place) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"topo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "place" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

topo- illustration Images created from topography data enhance our view of many features, especially in relatively flat areas.
topo- illustration These new topical therapies offer increased hope and convenience to the large patient population with skin problems.