euclidean

adjective, often capitalized
eu·clid·e·an | \ yü-ˈkli-dē-ən \
variants: or less commonly euclidian

Definition of euclidean 

: of, relating to, or based on the geometry of Euclid or a geometry with similar axioms

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This non-Euclidean labyrinth, something out of a myth, seemed endless but actually covered a little less than a square mile. Gwyneth Cravens, WIRED, "Touring a Salty, Creepy Nuclear-Waste Facility," 7 Dec. 2007

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1660, in the meaning defined above

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