noun \jē-ˈä-mə-trē\

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

plural ge·om·e·tries

Full Definition of GEOMETRY

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
a :  configuration
b :  surface shape
:  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

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


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