Meaning of GEODESIC in English

I. ˌjē-ə-ˈde-sik, -ˈdē-, -zik adjective

Date: 1821

1. : geodetic

2. : made of light straight structural elements mostly in tension

a geodesic dome

II. noun

Date: 1883

: the shortest line between two points that lies in a given surface

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.