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# Geodesy

[jee-od-uh-see] /dʒiˈɒd ə si/

noun
1.
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.
/dʒɪˈɒdɪsɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of science concerned with determining the exact position of geographical points and the shape and size of the earth
n.

1560s, “surveying,” from Modern Latin geodaesia, from Greek geodaisia “division of the earth;” ultimately from ge “earth” (see Gaia) + stem of daiein “divide.”
geodesy
(jē-ŏd’ĭ-sē)
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.

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• Geodesist

[jee-od-uh-see] /dʒiˈɒd ə si/ noun 1. 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. /dʒɪˈɒdɪsɪ/ noun 1. the branch of science concerned with determining the exact position of […]

• Geodesic-line

noun 1. the shortest line lying on a given surface and connecting two given points.

• Geodesic-dome

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 […]

• Geodesic

[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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