A domelike structure invented by R. Buckminster Fuller, in which straight structural parts are connected to form interlocking polygons, affording great strength and rigidity combined with light weight. The typical form has the outlines of the top half of an icosahedron, with the triangular spaces filled with structural members forming triangles, hexagons, and squares.

a lightweight dome constructed of interlocking polygons; invented by R. Buckminster Fuller

a domed or vaulted structure of lightweight straight elements that form interlocking polygons

a dome formed by joining triangles together

a global structure and is built on a series of struts arranged on circles sitting on the top of a sphere

a lightweight structure, combining the structural properties of the sphere with those of the triangle, and

an approximation of a sphere, made out of triangles connected by straight edges

a particular type of structure shaped like a part of a sphere or a ball

a portion of a geodesic sphere

a self-supporting structure

a structure shaped like a sphere, but comprised of a network of triangles

a structure that roughly approximates a hemisphere

a triangulation of a Platonic solid or other polyhedron to produce a close approximation to a sphere (or hemisphere)

a truss in the shape of a sphere

A dome-like building constructed of metal frames holding polygon-shaped panels. This innovative design offers spacious interior with no need for supporting columns, joists or beams.

building that features a lightweight, domed frame covered with wood, plywood, glass, or aluminum. An inexpensive and effective shelter that can be built quickly and can cover a large area.

A geodesic dome uses a pattern of self-bracing triangles in a pattern that gives maximum structural advantage, thus theoretically using the least material possible. (A "geodesic" line on a sphere is the shortest distance between any two points.) The first contemporary geodesic dome on record was designed by Walter Bauersfeld.

A rounded structure made of short, straight, triangular sections that form polygons.

a dome built according to the principles of geodetic construction patented by R. Buckminster Fuller from the New York Times, March 20, 1959: The geodesic dome combines the structural advantages of the sphere (which encloses the most space within the least surface, and is strongest against internal pressure) with those of the tetrahedron (which encloses least space with most surface and has the greatest stiffness against external pressure).

A structure constructed of lightweight bars forming a grid of polygons.

A dome constructed according to the patents of R. Buckminster Fuller, in which the pattern of surface divisions is always a function of an entire sphere; commonly constructed with prefabricated structural triangles linked together in a mosaic to create the domed shape.

A geodesic dome is an almost spherical structure based on a network of struts arranged on great circles (geodesics) lying approximately on the surface of a sphere. The geodesics intersect to form triangular elements that have local triangular rigidity and yet also distribute the stress across the entire structure. It is the only man-made structure that gets proportionally stronger as it increases in size.