from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not comprehended within or not in conformity with the system of geometry established by Euclid; pertaining to or designating any system of geometry which, while differing in essential particulars from that of Euclid, is nevertheless in accord with the facts of experience within the limits of the errors of observation.


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  • I have to figure out how to fit "non-euclidean" in there someplace and I've got an H.P. Lovecraft story on my hands.

    Today is the greatest day I've ever known...

  • February 14, 2010 at 9:51 am a weird packing foam structure that comes in the box for the new laptop you ordered from Best Buy, but which appears on closer inspection to be designed to fit and cushion not an ordinary laptop, but an unknowable item of non-euclidean dimensions.

    Cramming Weird

  • At the same time I was just getting into reading stories by HP Lovecraft, all that barely-restrained hysteria and cosmic horror, mind-cracking abominations bubbling up from beneath the floorboards of non-euclidean, rat-infested cellars, or leering from the dark, unbalanced vistas painted by former inmates of some creaking Providence institution whose walls are stained with the shrieks of vanished patients….

    The Blue Oyster Cult – A Lifelong Fascination With High Weirdness « INTERSTELLAR TACTICS

  • Another example to show this fascinating elevation to non-euclidean, gravitational lensing, could be seen in this same light.

    The Lopsided Universe

  • It turns out that nowadays, teachers are using landscape theory coupled with non-euclidean geometry to get far more accurate results.

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  • Thus, the theory of general relativity, on adoption of the coordinative definition of rigid rods ( "universal forces = 0"), affirms that the geometry of spacetime in this region is of a non-euclidean kind.

    Early Philosophical Interpretations of General Relativity

  • Thus whether general relativity affirms a Euclidean or a non-euclidean metric in the solar gravitational field rests upon a conventional choice regarding the existence of "universal forces".

    Early Philosophical Interpretations of General Relativity

  • Why did Gauss wait and publish, seeing that Riemann would take non-euclidean geometries in a positive direction?

    The Greatest Physics Paper!

  • So such a challenge to society and the rise to non-euclidean perspective had to be quite a achievement.

    The Greatest Physics Paper!

  • Easter is just around the corner, and we all need to load up on anti-oxidants, especially the non-euclidean kind.

    Boing Boing


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