elliptic geometry

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elliptic geometry

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(Mathematics) another name for Riemannian geometry
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Noun1.elliptic geometry - (mathematics) a non-Euclidean geometry that regards space as like a sphere and a line as like a great circle; "Bernhard Riemann pioneered elliptic geometry"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
non-Euclidean geometry - (mathematics) geometry based on axioms different from Euclid's; "non-Euclidean geometries discard or replace one or more of the Euclidean axioms"
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The nano-Kelvin thermometer operates on the same principle behind the phenomenon known as the "whispering gallery," in which low-decibel sound travels along the curve of an elliptical space and returns audibly to the spot from where it originated (for example, at St.
The 12-minute film offers viewers an awe-inspiring visual portrait of the lighthouse, with upside-down and circular shots that conflate a longitudinal and latitudinal axis, or a linear space with an elliptical space.
Entering the nave through the brightly coloured glass doors, you are sucked into a huge elliptical space.