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Words nearby elliptic geometry
Definition for elliptic-geometry (2 of 2)
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)
another name for Riemannian geometry
British Dictionary definitions for elliptic-geometry (2 of 2)
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
[ 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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