geodesic Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)
adjective of or relating to or determined by geodesy
Ge`o*des"ic, Ge`o*des"ic*al adjective
Cf. F. géodésique
- (Math.) Of or pertaining to geodetic.
- A geodetic line or curve.
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