geodesic line definition

  • noun:
    • (mathematics) the shortest line between two things on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight range on an airplane or an arc of a good group on a sphere)
    • (math) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined area (as a straight range on an airplane or an arc of a fantastic circle on a sphere)
    • (mathematics) the shortest range between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight range on an airplane or an arc of outstanding group on a sphere)
    • (mathematics) the quickest range between two things on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on an airplane or an arc of a good group on a sphere)

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