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geodetic

or geodetical

[jee-uh-det-ik] /ˌdʒi əˈdɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to geodesy.
2.
Origin of geodetic
1665-1675
1665-75; irregular from geodesy; see -ic
Related forms
geodetically, adverb
ungeodetic, adjective
ungeodetically, adverb
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geodetic

/ˌdʒiːəʊˈdɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to geodesy
2.
another word for geodesic
Derived Forms
geodetically, adverb
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geodetic in Science
geodesy
  (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.

geodetic adjective
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