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# geodesic

## 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.

• 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

• 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)

[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

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• 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]