Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the geometry of geodesics.
  • adjective Of or relating to geodesy.
  • adjective Having a structure consisting of lightweight rods or poles joined so as to form interlocking polygons whose vertices lie on an imaginary sphere.
  • noun The shortest path between two points on any mathematically defined surface.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as geodetic
  • noun A geodesic line.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A geodetic line or curve.
  • adjective (Math.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; geodetic.
  • adjective (Architecture) Made of lightweight structural supporting elements connected in a manner to provide great rigidity; -- of structures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mathematics the shortest line between two points on a specific surface
  • adjective of or relating to geodesy
  • adjective of or relating to a geodesic dome

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or determined by geodesy
  • 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)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From geodesy.]

Examples

  • Ventura Puente and Camelinas (the southern periferico) sit the Convention Center, Planetarium, Teatro Morelos, and the Orquidario --- twin geodesic domes house an outstanding orchid collection.

    Mexico's Morelia - More Than Meets The Eye

  • Ventura Puente and Camelinas (the southern periferico) sit the Convention Center, Planetarium, Teatro Morelos, and the Orquidario --- twin geodesic domes house an outstanding orchid collection.

    Mexico's Morelia - More Than Meets The Eye

  • Also, the precise mathematical form Poincaré chose had to make the Poincaré-line that joins any two points the shortest path between them called a geodesic, just as the usual line is the shortest path between points in Euclidean space.

    Euclid’s Window

  • Also, the precise mathematical form Poincaré chose had to make the Poincaré-line that joins any two points the shortest path between them called a geodesic, just as the usual line is the shortest path between points in Euclidean space.

    Euclid’s Window

  • Also, the precise mathematical form Poincaré chose had to make the Poincaré-line that joins any two points the shortest path between them called a geodesic, just as the usual line is the shortest path between points in Euclidean space.

    Euclid’s Window

  • Great circle path truest shortest, aka geodesic bulges towards southeast.

    The Myth of the strategic location of the Taiwan Strait

  • A geodesic is the shortest path between two points.

    Interesting Thing of the Day

  • The equation of motion is then the so-called geodesic equation, the shortest curve in an arbitrary background, which is not usually - as in flat space, e.g. a lawn - just a straight line:

    Backreaction

  • Gravitons are not a relativity claim, it is an attempt to make gravity into a gauge field theory like electromagnetism and nuclear forces, which use bosons to mediate interactions between particles (and there's no evidence for it) ... general relativity explains gravity as particles following a "geodesic" in the warped geometry of space-time

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Gravitons are not a relativity claim, it is an attempt to make gravity into a gauge field theory like electromagnetism and nuclear forces, which use bosons to mediate interactions between particles (and there's no evidence for it) ... general relativity explains gravity as particles following a "geodesic" in the warped geometry of space-time

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • as in geodesic dome

    August 29, 2008