# Geodesic definitions

Having a structure consisting of lightweight rods or poles joined so as to form interlocking polygons whose vertices lie on an imaginary sphere.

A geodesic dome.

adjective

Of or relating to the geometry of geodesics.

adjective

Of or relating to geodesy.

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The shortest path between two points on any mathematically defined surface.

noun

Having a structurally strong surface made up of short, straight, lightweight bars that form a grid of polygons.

*Geodesic* dome.

adjective

Designating the shortest surface line between two points on a surface, esp. a curved surface.

adjective

Of or pertaining to the geometry of such lines.

adjective

A geodesic line.

noun

A curve that locally minimizes the distance between two points on any mathematically defined space, such as a curved manifold. Equivalently, it is a path of minimal curvature. In noncurved three-dimensional space, the geodesic is a straight line. In

**General Relativity**, the trajectory of a body with negligible mass on which only gravitational forces are acting (i.e. a free falling body) is a geodesic in (curved) 4-dimensional space-time.noun

Of or relating to the branch of geometry that deals with geodesics.

adjective

Of or relating to a geodesic dome.

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### Origin of geodesic

From

**geodesy**