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noun, Geometry.
Also called elliptic geometry. the branch of non-Euclidean geometry that replaces the parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry with the postulate that in a plane every pair of distinct lines intersects.
Compare hyperbolic geometry.
the differential geometry of a metric space that generalizes a Euclidean space.
Riemannian geometry
a branch of non-Euclidean geometry in which a line may have many parallels through a given point. It has a model on the surface of a sphere, with lines represented by great circles Also called elliptic geometry
Riemannian geometry
A non-Euclidean system of geometry based on the postulate that within a plane every pair of lines intersects.


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