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geodesic

ge·o·des·ic

geodesic

pronunciation:
ji di sihk [or] ji de sihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or concerning the study or properties of lines and other geometric constructions defined on curved surfaces.
definition 2: in architecture, of or denoting a structure such as a dome supported by short straight rods that form interlinking polygons.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the shortest line that lies entirely upon a curved surface and that connects two specified points; geodesic line.
Word Parts
The word geodesic contains the following part:
geo Greek root that means earth
synonyms:
terr, terra