a light, domelike structure developed by R. Buckminster Fuller to combine the properties of the tetrahedron and the sphere and consisting essentially of a grid of compression or tension members lying upon or parallel to great circles running in three directions in any given area, the typical form being the projection upon a sphere of an icosahedron, the triangular faces of which are filled with a symmetrical triangular, hexagonal, or quadrangular grid.
a light structural framework arranged as a set of polygons in the form of a shell and covered with sheeting made of plastic, plywood, metal, etc; developed by Buckminster Fuller
A domed or vaulted structure of straight elements that form interlocking polygons.
[jee-uh-des-ik, -dee-sik] /ˌdʒi əˈdɛs ɪk, -ˈdi sɪk/ adjective 1. Also, geodesical. pertaining to the geometry of curved surfaces, in which take the place of the straight lines of plane geometry. noun 2. . /ˌdʒiːəʊˈdɛsɪk; -ˈdiː-/ adjective 1. Also geodetic, geodesical. relating to or involving the geometry of curved surfaces noun 2. Also called geodesic line. […]
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[boo sh] /bʊʃ/ noun 1. Barbara (Barbara Pierce) born 1925, U.S. First Lady 1989–93 (wife of George H. W. Bush). 2. George (Herbert Walker) born 1924, U.S. politician: vice president 1981–89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989–93. 3. his son, George W(alker) (“Dubya”) born 1946, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Texas 1994–2001; 43rd president […]
- George I
noun 1. 1660–1727, king of England 1714–27. 2. 1845–1913, king of Greece 1863–1913. noun 1. 1660–1727, first Hanoverian king of Great Britain and Ireland (1714–27) and elector of Hanover (1698–1727). His dependence in domestic affairs on his ministers led to the emergence of Walpole as the first prime minister
- George II
noun 1. 1683–1760, king of England 1727–60 (son of George I). 2. 1890–1947, king of Greece 1922–23 and 1935–47. noun 1. 1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover (1727–60); son of George I. His victory over the French at Dettingen (1743) in the War of the Austrian Succession was the last […]