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Euclid′ean geom′etry


n.
geometry based upon the postulates of Euclid, esp. the postulate that only one line may be drawn through a given point parallel to a given line.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.Euclidean geometry - (mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axiomsEuclidean geometry - (mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axioms
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
Translations
euklidovská geometrie
euklidska geometrija
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