From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Geodesic \Ge`o*des"ic\ (j[=e]`[-o]*d[e^]s"[i^]k), Geodesical
\Ge`o*des"ic*al\ (-[i^]*kal), a. [Cf. F. g['e]od['e]sique.]
   1. (Math.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; geodetic.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Architecture) Made of lightweight structural supporting
      elements connected in a manner to provide great rigidity;
      -- of structures; as, The geodesic dome was invented by R.
      Buckminster Fuller.
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