Geodesy
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Geodesy

The science of dealing with the investigation of scientific questions connected with the shape and dimensions of the earth.

Geodesy

The science which treats mathematically the shape and size of the earth; also, the branch of surveying in which measurements are made for determining the shape of the earth including precise horizontal and vertical positions on its surface. One branch of geodesy includes gravity forces.

Geodesy
The science concerned with measuring the size and shape of the changing Earth using reference points that track elevation and sea levels. The principles of geodesy can be applied to other planetary bodies.
Geodesy
"geodesy": The science concerned with measuring the size and shape of the changing Earth using reference points that track elevation and sea levels. The principles of geodesy can be applied to other planetary bodies.
Geodesy

A branch of applied mathematics concerned with measuring the shape of the Earth and describing variations in the Earth's gravity field.

Geodesy

The study of the shape, size, and gravity of the earth.

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Geodesy has been defined 6 different ways in documents like Glossary of Coastal Terminology, Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms, 2014 NAL Thesaurus, and 3 more.

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