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1. relating to or involving the geometry of curved surfaces
2. the shortest line between two points on a curved or plane surface
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A curve joining two points in a Riemannian manifold which has minimum length.
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The shortest distance between two points on any surface. The shortest distance between two places on earth derived mathematically is called a geodetic line.
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