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## ge·o·des·ic

(jē′ə-dĕs′ĭk, -dē′sĭk)
1.
a. Of or relating to the geometry of geodesics.
b. Of or relating to geodesy.
2. Having a structure consisting of lightweight rods or poles joined so as to form interlocking polygons whose vertices lie on an imaginary sphere: a geodesic dome.
n.
The shortest path between two points on any mathematically defined surface.

[From geodesy.]

## geodesic

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈdɛsɪk; -ˈdiː-)
(Mathematics) Also: geodetic, geodetical or geodesical relating to or involving the geometry of curved surfaces
n
(Mathematics) Also called: geodesic line the shortest line between two points on a curved or plane surface
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## ge•o•des•ic

(ˌdʒi əˈdɛs ɪk, -ˈdi sɪk)

1. pertaining to the geometry of curved surfaces, in which geodesic lines take the place of the straight lines of plane geometry.
2. pertaining to geodesy; geodetic.
n.
[1815–25; < French géodésique]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 geodesic - (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)geodesic linemath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementline - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point Adj. 1 geodesic - of or relating to or determined by geodesy
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