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Adjectives (17)

elliptic, hyperbolic, non-Euclidean
adj. relating to non-Euclidean geometry, a mathematical system based on three dimensions; "Non-Euclidean geometry is based on a different set of axioms than traditional geometry."
elliptical, elliptic
adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
elliptic
adj. (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
elliptical, elliptic
adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

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non-Euclidean geometry
adj. (mathematics) geometry based on axioms different from Euclid's; "non-Euclidean geometries discard or replace one or more of the Euclidean axioms"
Geometry
adj. [the branch of mathematics concerned with angles and shapes formed by the relationships of lines, surfaces, and solids in space]

Synonyms (96)

apothegmatic, epigrammatic, aphoristic
adj. terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
terse, laconic, curt, crisp
adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
summary, succinct, compact, compendious
adj. briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
cryptic
adj. having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"
sententious
adj. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
telegraphic
adj. having the style of a telegram with many short words left out; "telegraphic economy of words"; "the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics"
amygdaloidal, amygdaloid, amygdaliform, almond-shaped
adj. shaped like an almond
aspherical, aspheric
adj. varying slightly from a perfectly spherical shape
ear-like, ear-shaped, auriform
adj. having a shape resembling an ear
lunate, semilunar, crescent-shaped, crescent
adj. resembling the new moon in shape
bowfront
adj. having an outward curving front; "a bowfront dresser"; "a bowfront house"
cycloidal, cycloid
adj. resembling a circle
cylindric, cylindrical
adj. having the form of a cylinder
hemispherical
adj. of or relating to or being a hemisphere
ellipsoidal, spheroidal, ellipsoid
adj. having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
parabolical, parabolic
adj. having the form of a parabola
paraboloidal
adj. having the shape of a paraboloid
pineal
adj. having the form of a pine cone
rotund
adj. spherical in shape
terete
adj. especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering
needle-shaped, acicular, acerose, acerate
adj. narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
acuminate
adj. (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point
apiculate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip
caudate
adj. (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
cordiform, heart-shaped, cordate
adj. (of a leaf) shaped like a heart
wedge-shaped, cuneate
adj. (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
deltoid
adj. triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex
dolabrate, dolabriform
adj. having the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver
sword-shaped, ensiform, bladelike, swordlike
adj. shaped like a sword blade; "the iris has an ensiform leaf"
spearhead-shaped, hastate
adj. (of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base
lancelike, lanceolate
adj. (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex
elongate, linear
adj. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
lyrate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre
obtuse
adj. (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
oblanceolate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a tapering base
oblong
adj. deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
obovate
adj. (of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base
orbicular, orbiculate
adj. circular or nearly circular
ovate
adj. of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base
fiddle-shaped, panduriform, pandurate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center
shield-shaped, peltate
adj. (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
perfoliate
adj. (of a leaf) having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem
kidney-shaped, reniform
adj. (of a leaf or bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney
arrow-shaped, sagittiform, sagittate
adj. (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
spatula-shaped, spatulate
adj. (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base
unlobed
adj. without lobes

Antonyms (3)

Euclidean geometry, parabolic geometry, elementary geometry
adj. (mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axioms

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