non-Euclidean geometry


noun

geometry based upon one or more postulates that differ from those of Euclid, especially from the postulate that only one line may be drawn through a given point parallel to a given line.

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Origin of non-Euclidean geometry

First recorded in 1870–75; non- + Euclidean
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British Dictionary definitions for non-euclidean geometry

non-Euclidean geometry

noun

the branch of modern geometry in which certain axioms of Euclidean geometry are restated. It introduces fundamental changes into the concept of space
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