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hyperbolic geometry

noun, Geometry
1.
the branch of non-Euclidean geometry that replaces the parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry with the postulate that two distinct lines may be drawn parallel to a given line through a point not on the given line.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples for hyperbolic geometry
  • For example, plane geometry for plane surfaces and hyperbolic geometry for hyperbolic surfaces.

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