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solid geometry

the branch of geometry concerned with the properties of three-dimensional geometric figures
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Solid Geometry

 

the branch of elementary geometry that studies three-dimensional figures. Plane geometry, on the other hand, considers figures lying in the plane.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

solid geometry

[¦säl·əd jē′äm·ə·trē]
(mathematics)
The geometric study of objects in three-dimensional space, such as spheres and polyhedrons.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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