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geodetic (adj.)

1834, see geodesic. Related: Geodetical; geodetically. A geodetic survey takes account of the curvature of the earth to obtain unity of results. The U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey dates to 1879.

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Definitions of geodetic

geodetic (adj.)
of or relating to or determined by geodesy;
Synonyms: geodesic / geodesical
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