geodesic

adjective
geo·​de·​sic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈde-sik How to pronounce geodesic (audio) , -ˈdē-, -zik How to pronounce geodesic (audio) \

Definition of geodesic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : made of light straight structural elements mostly in tension a geodesic dome

geodesic

noun

Definition of geodesic (Entry 2 of 2)

: the shortest line between two points that lies in a given surface

Examples of geodesic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Twentieth-century artifacts still gamely chugging along, these notices offer all kinds of enticements: a farmhouse in the Dordogne or Tuscany, a kit for constructing a geodesic dome, a massage of uncertain propriety. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 15 May 2020 Twentieth-century artifacts still gamely chugging along, these notices offer all kinds of enticements: a farmhouse in the Dordogne or Tuscany, a kit for constructing a geodesic dome, a massage of uncertain propriety. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 15 May 2020 Landing on Hulu and digital platforms, the film focuses on Biosphere 2, a strange experiment designed to prepare humans to colonize space by having a group of eight live in a geodesic dome in Arizona for two years. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Spaceship Earth' takes a strange trip inside Biosphere 2, an early experiment in quarantine," 7 May 2020 Twentieth-century artifacts still gamely chugging along, these notices offer all kinds of enticements: a farmhouse in the Dordogne or Tuscany, a kit for constructing a geodesic dome, a massage of uncertain propriety. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 29 Apr. 2020 Twentieth-century artifacts still gamely chugging along, these notices offer all kinds of enticements: a farmhouse in the Dordogne or Tuscany, a kit for constructing a geodesic dome, a massage of uncertain propriety. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 21 Apr. 2020 This remodeled geodesic dome in the Sycamore Rocks area features triangular skylights, tall ceilings and solar panels to cut down on bills. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "What $200,000 buys right now in the valleys of San Bernardino County," 3 Oct. 2019 Twentieth-century artifacts still gamely chugging along, these notices offer all kinds of enticements: a farmhouse in the Dordogne or Tuscany, a kit for constructing a geodesic dome, a massage of uncertain propriety. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 14 Apr. 2020 Octavia now terminates in a long, grassy park with a geodesic children's play structure at one end. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars," 1 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There was a geodesic dome for dining and neat rows of bell tents for guests, prayer flags strung from their peaks, all with heaters and heavy-duty sleeping bags for the single-digit nights. Maggie Shipstead, Condé Nast Traveler, "Spotting Snow Leopards in the Himalayas," 5 Oct. 2020 One of her favorites is a former commune in Northern California, now a 230-acre working farm that rents geodesic domes for $425 a night. Washington Post, "Hipcamp, Tentrr and the Dyrt: Trying out camping’s newest start-ups," 28 Aug. 2020 In the mid-1990s, an eco-entrepreneur designed and built a geodesic dome home in the woods near Brainerd, Minn., using a kit from Natural Spaces Homes in North Branch, Minn. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "This Geodesic dome home in the woods of Brainerd is packed with green technology," 28 Aug. 2020 Less than one week after a health inspector ordered San Francisco’s Hashiri to take down its controversial geodesic domes, the fine dining restaurant has found a fix that allows the structures to remain in place. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco dome dining has already returned, with some modifications," 19 Aug. 2020 From this grand palace in France to this geodesic dome in Chile, the platform is chock full of dreamy rentals at prices that don't break the bank. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "These Are the Most "Liked" Airbnb Summer Rentals on Instagram," 22 June 2020 Any tasting room visitors or Scolari’s diners can kick back in the adjacent geodesic dome, which is also where special events like Santa visits and game nights are held. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Rock Wall Wine Co. is a great reason to get yourself to Alameda," 7 July 2020 Separately, The RainForest will remain closed as construction is underway to replace the iconic geodesic dome. John Kuntz, cleveland, "Cleveland Metroparks Zoo re-opens with social distancing, safety measures in place (photos)," 17 June 2020 Larkin’s geodesic home can be described as delightfully eclectic with a touch of whimsy, much like Larkin himself. Dawn Mitchell, The Indianapolis Star, "The birdhouse man of Loogootee," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of geodesic

Adjective

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Geodesic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geodesic. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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