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In mathematics a **geodesic** is a curve with the shortest length between two places on a surface when considering places which are not *too far*. These paths on a sphere are also called great circles, such that in this case, two points are joined by two distinct geodesics. A **minimal geodesic** (or **segment**) is a particular case where the geodesic joining two distant points has the shortest length.

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