# Euclidean

Euclidean
/yooh klid"ee euhn/, adj.
of or pertaining to Euclid, or adopting his postulates.
Also, Euclidian.
[1650-60; < L Euclide(us) of Euclid ( < Gk Eukleídeios) + -AN]

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(as used in expressions)
non Euclidean geometry

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