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non-Euclidean

[ non-yoo-klid-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌnɒn yuˈklɪd i ən /
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adjective
differing from the postulates of Euclid or based upon postulates other than those of Euclid.
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Origin of non-Euclidean

First recorded in 1870–75
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Scientific definitions for non-Euclidean

non-Euclidean
[ nŏn′yōō-klĭdē-ən ]

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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