Definitions

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

  • adjective Geodesic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to geodesy or to surveying.
  • Pertaining to the extension of theorems of plane geometry to figures drawn on curved surfaces.
  • Also geodesic, geodesical, geodetical.
  • noun A geodetic line.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to geodesy; obtained or determined by the operations of geodesy; engaged in geodesy; geodesic
  • adjective the shortest line that can be drawn between two points on the elipsoidal surface of the earth; a curve drawn on any given surface so that the osculating plane of the curve at every point shall contain the normal to the surface; the minimum line that can be drawn on any surface between any two points.

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  • adjective of, or relating to geodesy; geodesic

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

  • adjective of or relating to or determined by geodesy

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Examples

  • N THE DECADE starting with 1816, Gauss spent a lot of time away from home directing a massive effort to survey areas of Germany, an endeavor we today would call a geodetic survey.

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  • N THE DECADE starting with 1816, Gauss spent a lot of time away from home directing a massive effort to survey areas of Germany, an endeavor we today would call a geodetic survey.

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  • N THE DECADE starting with 1816, Gauss spent a lot of time away from home directing a massive effort to survey areas of Germany, an endeavor we today would call a geodetic survey.

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  • Such straightest lines are known as geodetic lines.

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  • Image: An artist's rendition of the way the Earth warps space-time, called the geodetic effect.

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  • According to Einstein, the Earth warps its local space-time like a bowling ball sitting on a trampoline, a phenomenon called the geodetic effect.

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  • The angle between the normal SP and the equatorial (X-Y) plane is called the geodetic latitude (f) of point P.

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  • "Anything that's big and difficult to get to, people want to measure," says David Doyle , chief geodetic surveyor for the National Geodetic Survey, the U.S. government agency that maintains the country's mapping data.

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  • GNSS is one of the pillars of space geodetic techniques.

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  • The Jason's are among the space geodetic tools we rely on to determine the shape of the Earth and its 'continuous changes.

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