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parallelpostulate
parallel postulate
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noun
Geometry
.
the axiom in Euclidean geometry that only one
line
can be drawn through a given point so that the line is parallel to a given line that does not contain the point.
Also called
parallel axiom.
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parallel postulate
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Euclidean
.
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