geodesic dome


Definition of geodesic dome

: a dome or vault made of light straight structural elements largely in tension the principle of the geodesic dome is an effort to reduce most structural stresses to tensions … and to reduce the weight of the structure to a point at which the building and the manufacture of building parts will be more economical— Peter Blake

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“Geodesic dome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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