# Path vs Hodology - What's the difference?

path | hodology |

## As nouns the difference between path and hodology

is that path is a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians while hodology is the study of pathways.

## As a verb path

is to make a path in, or on (something), or for (someone).

# path

## English

(wikipedia path)

### Noun

(en noun)
• A trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
• * (John Dryden)
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• A course taken.
• * 1900 , , , Chapter I,
• Just before Warwick reached Liberty Point, a young woman came down Front Street from the direction of the market-house. When their paths converged, Warwick kept on down Front Street behind her, it having been already his intention to walk in this direction.
• (paganism) A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
• A metaphorical course.
• A method or direction of proceeding.
• * Bible, Psalms xxv. 10
• All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth.
• * Gray
• The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
• (computing) A human-readable specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure, such as a file system or as part of a URL
• (graph theory) A sequence of vertices]] from one vertex to another using the arcs ([[edge, edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path , where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
• (topology) A continuous map $f$ from the unit interval $I = \left[0,1\right]$ to a topological space $X$.

#### Derived terms

* bridle path * cross paths * cycle path * footpath * path of least resistance * pathway

### Verb

(en verb)
• To make a path in, or on (something), or for (someone).
• * Drayton
• pathing young Henry's unadvised ways

### References

* Oxford English Dictionary [draft revision; June 2005]

### Anagrams

* * 1000 English basic words

# hodology

## English

### Noun

(-)
• The study of pathways.
• (biology) In brain physiology, it is the study of the interconnections of brain cells.
• (philosophy) The study of interconnected ideas.
• (geography) The study of paths.
• ### References

*Jonge, Derk de, "Applied Hodology" in Landscape 17, no.2 (1967-68): 10-11. (An article on town planning.)