non-euclidean

adjective

non-eu·​clid·​e·​an ˌnän-yü-ˈkli-dē-ən How to pronounce non-euclidean (audio)
often capitalized E
: not assuming or in accordance with all the postulates of Euclid's Elements
non-euclidean geometry

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-euclidean was in 1872

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“Non-euclidean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-euclidean. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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