geodesic

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Noun[edit]

geodesic ‎(plural geodesics)

  1. (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a specific surface
  2. (mathematics, spherical geometry) a segment of a great circle
  3. (mathematics, sciences) a course allowing the parallel-transport of vectors along a course that keeps tangent vectors remain tangent vectors throughout that course (a straight curve, a line that is straight)

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geodesic ‎(comparative more geodesic, superlative most geodesic)

  1. of or relating to geodesy
  2. of or relating to a geodesic dome

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