geodesy

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noun ge·od·e·sy \jē-ˈä-də-sē\

Definition of geodesy

  1. :  a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the determination of the size and shape of the earth and the exact positions of points on its surface and with the description of variations of its gravity field

geodesist

play \jē-ˈä-də-sist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of geodesy

Greek geōdaisia, from geō- ge- + daiesthai to divide — more at 1tide


First Known Use: 1853



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