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Meaning of "geodesic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GEODESIC

geodesic  [ˌdʒiːəʊˈdɛsɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GEODESIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Geodesic can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES GEODESIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Geodesic

In mathematics, particularly differential geometry, a geodesic is a generalization of the notion of a "straight line" to "curved spaces". In the presence of an affine connection, a geodesic is defined to be a curve whose tangent vectors remain parallel if they are transported along it. If this connection is the Levi-Civita connection induced by a Riemannian metric, then the geodesics are the shortest path between points in the space. The term "geodesic" comes from geodesy, the science of measuring the size and shape of Earth; in the original sense, a geodesic was the shortest route between two points on the Earth's surface, namely, a segment of a great circle. The term has been generalized to include measurements in much more general mathematical spaces; for example, in graph theory, one might consider a geodesic between two vertices/nodes of a graph. Geodesics are of particular importance in general relativity. Geodesics in general relativity describe the motion of inertial test particles.

Definition of geodesic in the English dictionary

The definition of geodesic in the dictionary is Also: geodetic, geodesical. relating to or involving the geometry of curved surfaces. Other definition of geodesic is Also called: geodesic line. the shortest line between two points on a curved or plane surface.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GEODESIC


anorexic
ˌænəˈrɛksɪk
basic
ˈbeɪsɪk
cardiothoracic
ˌkɑːdɪəʊθɔːˈræsɪk
classic
ˈklæsɪk
cytotoxic
ˌsaɪtəʊˈtɒksɪk
extrinsic
ɛkˈstrɪnsɪk
forensic
fəˈrɛnsɪk
homesick
ˈhəʊmˌsɪk
intrinsic
ɪnˈtrɪnsɪk
Jurassic
dʒʊˈræsɪk
Nasik
ˈnɑːsɪk
nontoxic
nɒnˈtɒksɪk
sic
sɪk
sick
sɪk
sik
sɪk
silicic
sɪˈlɪsɪk
thoracic
θɔːˈræsɪk
toxic
ˈtɒksɪk
transthoracic
ˌtrænzθəˈræsɪk
virtuosic
ˌvɜːtjʊˈɒsɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GEODESIC

geod.
geodata
geode
geodemographics
geodesic dome
geodesic line
geodesical
geodesist
geodesy
geodetic
geodetic surveying
geodetical
geodetically
geodetics
geodic
geoduck
geodynamic
geodynamical
geodynamicist
geodynamics

WORDS THAT END LIKE GEODESIC

algesic
amnesic
analgesic
atresic
cryptomnesic
ecesic
hypaesthesic
hypalgesic
hyperaesthesic
hyperalgesic
hypermnesic
hypesthesic
kinesic
magnesic
mesic

Synonyms and antonyms of geodesic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «geodesic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GEODESIC

Find out the translation of geodesic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of geodesic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «geodesic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

测地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

geodésica
570 millions of speakers

English

geodesic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जियोडेसिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجيوديسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

геодезическая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geodésica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

geodesic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

géodésique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Geodesik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geodätisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

測地線の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

측지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Geodesic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trắc địa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புவிப்பரப்புக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जिओडेसिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jeodezik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

geodetico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

geodezyjnej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

геодезична
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

geodezice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεωδαιτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geodesiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

geodetisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

geodetisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of geodesic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GEODESIC»

The term «geodesic» is regularly used and occupies the 67.966 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GEODESIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about geodesic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GEODESIC»

Discover the use of geodesic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to geodesic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Geodesic Flows
Provides a unified arena in which one can explore numerous interplays among several fields, including smooth ergodic theory, symplectic and Riemannian geometry, and algebraic topology. DLC: Geodesic flows.
Gabriel Paternain, 1999
2
Geodesic Domes
Each of the models in this book is both beautiful and interesting and plays its part as a hands-on introduction to the study of geodesic domes.
Borin Van Loon, 1994
3
Geodesic and Horocyclic Trajectories
This book sheds light on these relationships and their applications in an elementary setting, by showing that the study of curves on a surface can lead to orbits of a linear group or even to continued fraction expansions of real numbers.
Françoise Dal’Bo, 2010
4
Differential Geometry and Its Applications
where the first two terms give the tangential part of a". For a to be a geodesic then , it is both necessary and sufficient that the following geodesic equations are satisfied. F F ft u" + —u' H -u'v' — — —v' = 0 (Geodesic Equations) // Ev i2 , Gu i i .
John Oprea, 2007
5
Riemannian Geometry
This second edition includes material on the author's Main Theorem for Surfaces of Genus 0. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Wilhelm Klingenberg, 1995
6
Popular Science
J Craig Yacoe has been intrigued by geodesic domes since the '50s. But it wasn't until recently that he de- • cided to make one. "I tried to build a play dome for my grandchildren a few years ago, and it didn't work out very well," explains Yacoe, ...
7
Ordinary Differential Equations with Applications
In this case, prove that every meridian is a geodesic and find a necessary and sufficient condition for a latitude to be a geodesic. Hint: Use the parametrization (r ,θ) → (ρ(r)cosθ,ρ(r)sinθ,r), where ρ is the radial distance from the axis of revolution ...
Carmen Chicone, 2006
8
The Mathematics Dictionary
Geodesic 185 Geometric geodesic curvature changes sign. The radius of geodesic curvature is the reciprocal of the geodesic curvature. The center of geodesic curvature is the center of curvature, relative to P, of the curve C". geodesic ellipses ...
R.C. James, 1992
9
Two Classes of Riemannian Manifolds Whose Geodesic Flows are ...
[Br] A. V. Brailov, Construction of completely integrable geodesic flows on compact symmetric spaces, Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR 50 (1986), 661-674; English transl. in Math. USSR Izv. 39 (1987). [Da] V. I. Danilov, The geometry of toric varieties, ...
Kazuyoshi Kiyohara, 1997
10
Geodesic Rays and Test Configurations
As an important step to understand the geodesic ray, Chen [9] studied the following problem: Given a geodesic ray and fix a point not on the given ray, is there another geodesic ray starting from the fixed point and parallel to the given ray?
Yudong Tang, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GEODESIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term geodesic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
New ideas emerge in region's farm fields with space-age data, fresh …
Those two gleaming geodesic domes that have sprung up like mushrooms in Lanny Faleide's pasture near Maddock, N.D., are signs of an ... «Grand Forks Herald, Jul 15»
2
UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 12, 2015
... author/architect R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome, in 1895; Chilean writer Pablo Neruda in 1904; comedian Milton Berle ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
3
After an escape from Iran, a new life grows in Alaska
Additionally, he began cross country skiing, boating, fishing and hunting. He also bought a geodesic dome and moved it to property he bought. «Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Jul 15»
4
Dome home pops up in North Stafford
The structure is geodesic, a dome home, owned by Thomas and Yong Langrehr. Having researched the project for more than 10 years, ... «Inside NoVA, Jul 15»
5
This Week's Most Popular Homes Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Specifically, the shape of this week's most popular home. It's a geodesic dome nestled in the woods of … Kokomo, IN. We'll spare you a Beach ... «Realtor.com News, Jul 15»
6
Scientists Crowdsource the Brain to Help Unlock Its Secrets
Groups of 20 people were ushered into the 60-foot geodesic dome to take part in the collective neurofeedback experience. The EEG signals generated from the ... «Big Think, Jul 15»
7
Chagrin Arts program adds local foods marketplace to program on …
Some high school juniors and seniors are attending a camp this week exploring science under the geodesic dome at the ASM International ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
8
How Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival came together
Like those three geodesic domes, located in an isolated area away from the main stages, that's been dubbed "St. Coix Village." "Our goal with ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
9
Why I/We Celebrate Buckminster Fuller's Birthday (July 12, 1895 …
Bucky (as he preferred to be called) would regularly come on campus and recruit students to help with his latest geodesic dome experimental ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
In Photos: Electric Forest Festival
Seeing more than twenty artists live for the first time, signing a Volkswagen bus, and helping construct a geodesic dome of hammocks just ... «The 405, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Geodesic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/geodesic>. Aug 2019 ».
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