adjective Usage: often capitalized E Date: 1872 not assuming or in accordance with all the postulates of Euclid's Elements <
non-euclidean geometry

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  • non-Euclidean — 1874, from NON (Cf. non ) + EUCLIDEAN (Cf. Euclidean) …   Etymology dictionary

  • non-Euclidean — [nän΄yo͞o klid′ē ən] adj. designating or of a geometry that rejects any of the postulates of Euclidean geometry, esp. the postulate that through a given point only one line can be drawn parallel to another line that does not contain the given… …   English World dictionary

  • non-Euclidean — non Eu•clid•e•an [[t]ˌnɒn yuˈklɪd i ən[/t]] adj. cvb math. differing from the postulates of Euclid or based upon postulates other than those of Euclid: non Euclidean geometry[/ex] • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • non-Euclidean — adjective of, or relating to non Euclidean geometry …   Wiktionary

  • non-Euclidean — adj. Non Euclidean is used with these nouns: ↑geometry …   Collocations dictionary

  • non-Euclidean — /non yooh klid ee euhn/, adj. differing from the postulates of Euclid or based upon postulates other than those of Euclid. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • non-Euclidean — /nɒn juˈklɪdiən/ (say non yooh klideeuhn) adjective not Euclidean …   Australian English dictionary

  • non-Euclidean — adjective denoting systems of geometry that do not obey Euclidean postulates, especially that only one line through a given point can be parallel to a given line …   English new terms dictionary

  • non-euclidean — adj. denying or going beyond Euclidean principles in geometry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Non-Euclidean geometry — Behavior of lines with a common perpendicular in each of the three types of geometry Non Euclidean geometry is the term used to refer to two specific geometries which are, loosely speaking, obtained by negating the Euclidean parallel postulate,… …   Wikipedia

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