non-euclidean

adjective, often capitalized E
non-eu·​clid·​e·​an | \ ˌnän-yü-ˈkli-dē-ən How to pronounce non-euclidean (audio) \

Definition of non-euclidean

: not assuming or in accordance with all the postulates of Euclid's Elements non-euclidean geometry

First Known Use of non-euclidean

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-euclidean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-euclidean. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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