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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geodesic  \Ge`o*des"ic\  (j[=e]`[-o]*d[e^]s"[i^]k),  Geodesical 
  \Ge`o*des"ic*al\  (-[i^]*kal),  a.  [Cf.  F.  g['e]od['e]sique.] 
  (Math.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  geodesy;  geodetic. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geodesic  \Ge`o*des"ic\,  n. 
  A  geodetic  line  or  curve. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geodesic 
  adj  1:  of  or  resembling  a  geodesic  dome 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  determined  by  geodesy  [syn:  {geodetic}, 
  {geodesical}] 
  n  :  (mathematics)  the  shortest  line  between  two  points  on  a 
  mathematically  defined  surface  (as  a  straight  line  on  a 
  plane  or  a  an  arc  of  a  great  circle  on  a  sphere)  [syn:  {geodesic 
  line}] 




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