- Rhymes: -iːsɪk
geodesic (plural geodesics)
- (mathematics) The shortest line between two points on a specific surface.
- (mathematics, spherical geometry) A segment of a great circle.
- (mathematics, sciences) A course allowing the parallel-transport of vectors along a course that causes tangent vectors to remain tangent vectors throughout that course (a straight curve, a line that is straight).
mathematics: the shortest line between two points on a specific surface
of or relating to geodesy
of or relating to a geodesic dome
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