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elliptic geometry

noun
1.

Riemannian geometry

noun, Geometry
1.
Also called elliptic geometry. the branch of non-Euclidean geometry that replaces the parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry with the postulate that in a plane every pair of distinct lines intersects.
2.
the differential geometry of a metric space that generalizes a Euclidean space.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for elliptic-geometry

elliptic geometry

noun
1.
another name for Riemannian geometry

Riemannian geometry

noun
1.
a branch of non-Euclidean geometry in which a line may have many parallels through a given point. It has a model on the surface of a sphere, with lines represented by great circles Also called elliptic geometry
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Riemannian geometry
  (rē-män'ē-ən)   
A non-Euclidean system of geometry based on the postulate that within a plane every pair of lines intersects.
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