Euclidean geometry


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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
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Translations
euklidovská geometrie
euklidska geometrija
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Hawkins himself had the kind of British grammar-school education that years ago instilled a healthy respect for Euclidean geometry. "We started at the age of 12 with this sort of stuff, so it became part of one's life and thinking," he says.
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In a series of articles dating from 1903 to 1906, Frege criticizes Hilbert's methodology of proving the independence and consistency of various fragments of Euclidean geometry in his Foundations of Geometry.
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Einstein had to learn new math and jettison common prejudices, such as the universal belief that Euclidean geometry described reality accurately.
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