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geodetic

Syllabification: ge·o·det·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈdetik
 
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Definition of geodetic in English:

adjective

Of or relating to geodesy, especially as applied to land surveying.
Example sentences
  • In the past three decades he has done extensive geodetic surveying in India and Tibet and completed numerous investigations of historic Indian earthquakes.
  • While he could claim to compete in the quality and scope of his cartography and geodetic work, the truly distinguishing feature of his survey was its military tenor.
  • Seismologists use geodetic observations such as measurements of tilt and land deformation to predict when an earthquake might be about to take place.

Origin

late 17th century: from Greek geōdaitēs 'land surveyor', from geōdaisia (see geodesy).

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