a light, domelike structure developed by R. Buckminster Fuller to combine the properties of the tetrahedron and the sphere and consisting essentially of a grid of compression or tension members lying upon or parallel to great circles running in three directions in any given area, the typical form being the projection upon a sphere of an icosahedron, the triangular faces of which are filled with a symmetrical triangular, hexagonal, or quadrangular grid.
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How to use geodesic dome in a sentence
Pacific’s Cinerama theater, best known for its iconic geodesic dome, was among the most famous cinemas in the world, with cameos in everything from HBO’s Entourage to Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.Who will step in to save LA’s most beloved movie theaters? | Adam Epstein | April 13, 2021 | Quartz
In fact, San Francisco’s Hashiri Restaurant already tried out the geodesic dome approach to social distancing in August, charging $200 per person for a seat and promising to air out and disinfect the spaces between guests.A Looming Menace for Restaurants: Winter Is Coming | Brenna Houck | October 15, 2020 | Eater
British Dictionary definitions for geodesic dome
a light structural framework arranged as a set of polygons in the form of a shell and covered with sheeting made of plastic, plywood, metal, etc; developed by Buckminster Fuller
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Scientific definitions for geodesic dome
A domed or vaulted structure of straight elements that form interlocking polygons.
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