[jee-od-uh-see] /dʒiˈɒd ə si/
the branch of applied mathematics that deals with the measurement of the shape and area of large tracts of country, the exact position of geographical points, and the curvature, shape, and dimensions of the earth.
the branch of science concerned with determining the exact position of geographical points and the shape and size of the earth
1560s, “surveying,” from Modern Latin geodaesia, from Greek geodaisia “division of the earth;” ultimately from ge “earth” (see Gaia) + stem of daiein “divide.”
The scientific study of the size and shape of the Earth, its field of gravity, and such varying phenomena as the motion of the magnetic poles and the tides.
noun 1. the shortest line lying on a given surface and connecting two given points.
noun 1. 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 […]
[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 […]