# elliptic geometry

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## Words nearby elliptic geometry

ellipsoidal, ellipsoidal joint, ellipsometer, ellipt, elliptic function, elliptic geometry, elliptic integral, elliptic paraboloid, elliptic spring, elliptical, elliptical amputation

## Definition for elliptic-geometry (2 of 2)

Riemannian geometry

### noun Geometry.

Also called elliptic geometry. the branch of non-Euclidean geometry that replaces the parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry with the postulate that in a plane every pair of distinct lines intersects.Compare hyperbolic geometry.

the differential geometry of a metric space that generalizes a Euclidean space.

## Origin of Riemannian geometry

First recorded in 1915–20

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## British Dictionary definitions for elliptic-geometry (1 of 2)

## British Dictionary definitions for elliptic-geometry (2 of 2)

Riemannian geometry

### noun

a branch of non-Euclidean geometry in which a line may have many parallels through a given point. It has a model on the surface of a sphere, with lines represented by great circlesAlso called: elliptic geometry

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## Scientific definitions for elliptic-geometry

Riemannian geometry

[ rē-män′ē-ən ]

A non-Euclidean system of geometry based on the postulate that within a plane every pair of lines intersects.

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