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ˌdʒi əˈdɛs ɪk, -ˈdi sɪkge·o·des·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geodesic, geodesic lineadjective

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

  2. geodetic, geodesic, geodesicaladjective

    of or relating to or determined by geodesy

Wiktionary

  1. geodesicnoun

    the shortest line between two points on a specific surface

  2. geodesicadjective

    of or relating to geodesy

  3. geodesicadjective

    of or relating to a geodesic dome

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geodesicadjective

    alt. of Geodesical

  2. Geodesicnoun

    a geodetic line or curve

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  1. Geodesic

    In mathematics, particularly differential geometry, a geodesic is a generalization of the notion of a "straight line" to "curved spaces". In the presence of an affine connection, a geodesic is defined to be a curve whose tangent vectors remain parallel if they are transported along it. If this connection is the Levi-Civita connection induced by a Riemannian metric, then the geodesics are the shortest path between points in the space. The term "geodesic" comes from geodesy, the science of measuring the size and shape of Earth; in the original sense, a geodesic was the shortest route between two points on the Earth's surface, namely, a segment of a great circle. The term has been generalized to include measurements in much more general mathematical spaces; for example, in graph theory, one might consider a geodesic between two vertices/nodes of a graph. Geodesics are of particular importance in general relativity, as they describe the motion of inertial test particles.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geodesic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geodesic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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