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. (sciences, geography) The discipline which 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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