# Hypertopology

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In the mathematical branch of topology, a hyperspace (or a space equipped with a hypertopology) is a topological space, which consists of the set CL(X) of all closed subsets of another topological space X, equipped with a topology so that the canonical map

${\displaystyle i:x\mapsto {\overline {\{x\}}},}$

is a homeomorphism onto its image. As a consequence, a copy of the original space X lives inside hyperspace CL(X). [1] [2]

Early examples of hypertopology include the Hausdorff metric[3] and Vietoris topology.[4]