# elliptic geometry

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## elliptic geometry

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(Mathematics) another name for Riemannian geometry

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Noun | 1. | 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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