# geodesic line

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**geodesic line**— noun (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) • Syn: ↑geodesic • Derivationally related forms: ↑geodesic (for: ↑geodesic) … Useful english dictionary**geodesic line**— geodezinė linija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. geodesic line vok. geodätische Linie, f rus. геодезическая линия, f pranc. ligne géodésique, f … Fizikos terminų žodynas**geodesic line**— ge′odes′ic line′ n. math. the shortest line lying on a given surface and connecting two given points • Etymology: 1885–90 … From formal English to slang**geodesic line**— the shortest line lying on a given surface and connecting two given points. [1885 90] * * * … Universalium**geodesic line**— /dʒioʊˌdɛsɪk ˈlaɪn/ (say jeeoh.desik luyn) noun the shortest line lying on a given surface, curved or plane, and connecting two given points … Australian English dictionary**geodesic**— [jē΄ə des′ik, jē΄ōdē′sik] adj. 1. GEODETIC (sense 1) 2. a) designating the shortest surface line between two points on a surface, esp. a curved surface b) of or pertaining to the geometry of such lines ☆ 3. Archit. having a structurally strong… … English World dictionary**geodesic**— adj. (also geodetic) 1 of or relating to geodesy. 2 of, involving, or consisting of a geodesic line. Phrases and idioms: geodesic dome a dome constructed of short struts along geodesic lines. geodesic line the shortest possible line between two… … Useful english dictionary**geodesic**— /jee euh des ik, dee sik/, adj. 1. Also, geodesical. pertaining to the geometry of curved surfaces, in which geodesic lines take the place of the straight lines of plane geometry. n. 2. See geodesic line. [1815 25; < F géodésique. See GEODESY,… … Universalium**geodesic**— ge•o•des•ic [[t]ˌdʒi əˈdɛs ɪk, ˈdi sɪk[/t]] adj. Also, ge o•des′i•cal 1) math. 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 3)… … From formal English to slang**geodesic**— /dʒioʊˈdɛsɪk/ (say jeeoh desik), / ˈdisɪk/ (say deesik) adjective Also, geodesical. 1. relating to the geometry of curved surfaces, in which geodesic lines take the place of the straight lines of plane geometry. –noun 2. a geodesic line … Australian English dictionary