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geodesic dome

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(Architecture) a light structural framework arranged as a set of polygons in the form of a shell and covered with sheeting made of plastic, plywood, metal, etc; developed by Buckminster Fuller

ge′odes′ic dome′


n.
a light domelike structure developed by R. Buckminster Fuller, consisting of a framework of straight members, usu. in tension, typically having the form of a projection upon a sphere of a grid of triangular or polygonal faces.
[1955–60]

ge·o·des·ic dome

(jē′ə-dĕs′ĭk, jē′ə-dē′sĭk)
A structure having the shape of a dome or partial sphere but made of flat triangular pieces that fit rigidly together.
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Noun1.geodesic dome - a lightweight dome constructed of interlocking polygons; invented by R. Buckminster Fuller
dome - a hemispherical roof
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