geodesic

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒiːəˈdiːsɪk/
  • Rhymes: -iːsɪk
  • Hyphenation: ge‧o‧de‧sic

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 causes tangent vectors to remain tangent vectors throughout that course (a straight curve, a line that is straight).

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Adjective[edit]

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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