geodesic dome
geodesic dome ge`o*des"ic dome, n. A domelike structure invented by R. Buckminster Fuller, in which straight structural parts are connected to form interlocking polygons, affording great strength and rigidity combined with light weight. The typical form has the outlines of the top half of an icosahedron, with the triangular spaces filled with structural members forming triangles, hexagons, and squares. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • geodesic dome — UK [ˌdʒiːəʊˌdiːsɪk ˈdəʊm] / US [ˌdʒɪoʊˌdesɪk ˈdoʊm] noun [countable] Word forms geodesic dome : singular geodesic dome plural geodesic domes a building with a high round frame made of shapes with angles that fit together …   English dictionary

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  • GEODESIC DOME —    See DOME …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • geodesic dome — ge|o|des|ic dome [ ,dʒiou,desık doum ] noun count a building with a high round frame made of shapes with angles that fit together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • geodesic dome — ge′odes′ic dome′ n. archit. a light domelike structure developed by R. Buckminster Fuller, consisting of a framework of straight members, usu. in tension, typically having the form of a projection upon a sphere of a grid of triangular or… …   From formal English to slang

  • geodesic dome — noun A domed structure of lightweight straight elements forming interlocking polygons …   Wiktionary

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