geodesy

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From French géodésie, from Medieval Latin geōdaesia, from Ancient Greek γεωδαισία (geōdaisía), from γῆ (, earth) + δαίω (daíō, to divide).

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geodesy (uncountable)

  1. the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of Earth, its gravitational field and geodynamic phenomena (polar motion, Earth tides, and crustal motion) in three-dimensional, time-varying space

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