Definition of geodesic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒiːəʊˈdesɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒiːoʊˈdesɪk//
; BrE BrE//ˌdʒiːəʊˈdiːsɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒiːoʊˈdiːsɪk//
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relating to the shortest possible line between two points on a curved surface Word Originearly 19th cent.: from geodesy (from modern Latin geodaesia, from Greek geōdaisia, from ‘earth’ + daiein ‘to divide’) + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: geodesic

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