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).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia path)


(en noun)
  • A trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • The dewy paths of meadows we will tread.
  • * , chapter=1
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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 = [0,1] to a topological space X.
  • Synonyms

    * (1): track, trail; see also

    Derived terms

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


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


    * Oxford English Dictionary [draft revision; June 2005]




  • 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.)