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The geologic science of the size and shape of the earth.

[New Latin geōdaesia, from Greek geōdaisiā : geō-, geo- + daiesthai, to divide; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]

ge·od′e·sist n.


(dʒɪˈɒdɪsɪ) or


(Geological Science) the branch of science concerned with determining the exact position of geographical points and the shape and size of the earth
[C16: from French géodésie, from Greek geōdaisia, from geo- + daiein to divide]
geˈodesist n


(dʒiˈɒd ə si)

also ge•o•det•ics

(ˌdʒi əˈdɛt ɪks)

the branch of applied mathematics that deals with the measurement of the shape and area of large tracts of country, the exact position of geographical points, and the curvature, shape, and dimensions of the earth.
[1560–70; < French géodésie < Greek geōdaisía=geō- geo- + -daisia, derivative of daíein to divide, distribute]
ge•od′e•sist, n.


the branch of applied mathematics that studies the measurement and shape and area of large tracts, the exact position of geographical points, and the curvature, shape, and dimensions of the earth. Also called geodetics. — geodesist, n. — geodetic, geodetical, adj.
See also: Mathematics


The scientific study of the size and shape of the Earth.
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Noun1.geodesy - the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical pointsgeodesy - the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points
geophysical science, geophysics - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth


[dʒiːˈɒdɪsɪ] Ngeodesia f


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