- differing from the postulates of Euclid or based upon postulates other than those of Euclid.
Origin of non-Euclidean
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for non-euclidean
For instance, we might know that in non-Euclidean geometries, parallels meet.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The real basis of the non-Euclidean geometry is dimension as direction.
But they constitute the substance of non-Euclidean geometry; they are its blood and sinews.
In their non-Euclidean geometry the part is always greater than the whole.The Open Secret of Ireland
T. M. Kettle
The term "non-Euclidean" is used to designate any system of geometry which is not strictly Euclidean in content.
Word Origin and History for non-euclidean
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to any of several modern geometries that are based on a set of postulates other than the set proposed by Euclid, especially one in which all of the postulates of Euclidean geometry hold except the parallel postulate. Compare Euclidean.
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