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noun ge·om·e·try \jē-ˈä-mə-trē\

Simple Definition of geometry

  • : a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids

Full Definition of geometry

plural ge·om·e·tries

  1. 1 a :  a branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids; broadly :  the study of properties of given elements that remain invariant under specified transformations b :  a particular type or system of geometry

  2. 2 a :  configuration b :  surface shape

  3. 3 :  an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures

Examples of geometry

  1. <the geometry of Sydney's famed opera house is suggestive of some modernistic sailing ship>



Origin of geometry

Middle English geometrie, from Anglo-French, from Latin geometria, from Greek geōmetria, from geōmetrein to measure the earth, from geō- ge- + metron measure — more at measure


First Known Use: 14th century

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