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Meaning of Riemannian geometry

Riemann'ian geom'etry

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— Geom. Geom.
  1. Also calledthe branch of non-Euclidean geometry that replaces the parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry with the postulate that in a plane every pair of distinct lines intersects. Cf.
  2. the differential geometry of a metric space that generalizes a Euclidean space.
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