Meaning of GEODESIC in English

I. |jēō|desik, -dēs- adjective

Etymology: French géodésique, from géodésie + -ique -ic, -ical

1. also ge·o·des·i·cal -sə̇kəl : geodetic

2. : constructed in the form of a geodesic dome

a geodesic house

II. noun

also geodesic line

( -s )

: the shortest line between two points on a mathematically derived surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)

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