[ jee-od-uh-see ]
/ dʒiˈɒd ə si /
the branch of applied mathematics that deals with the measurement of the shape and area of large tracts of country, the exact position of geographical points, and the curvature, shape, and dimensions of the earth.
Also ge·o·det·ics [jee-uh-det-iks] /ˌdʒi əˈdɛt ɪks/.
Origin of geodesy
Related formsge·od·e·sist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geodesist
/ (dʒɪˈɒdɪsɪ) /
the branch of science concerned with determining the exact position of geographical points and the shape and size of the earth
Derived Formsgeodesist, noun
Word Origin for geodesy
C16: from French géodésie, from Greek geōdaisia, from geo- + daiein to divide
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Science definitions for geodesist
[ jē-ŏd′ĭ-sē ]
The scientific study of the size and shape of the Earth, its field of gravity, and such varying phenomena as the motion of the magnetic poles and the tides.
Related formsgeodetic adjective
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