Riemannian geometry

noun Rie·mann·ian geometry \rē-ˈmä-nē-ən-\

Definition of Riemannian geometry

  1. :  a non-Euclidean geometry in which straight lines are geodesics and in which the parallel postulate is replaced by the postulate that every pair of straight lines intersects

Origin and Etymology of riemannian geometry

German F. B. Riemann

First Known Use: 1896

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