geometry
playSimple 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 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 a : configuration b : surface shape
3 : an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures
Examples of geometry
<the geometry of Sydney's famed opera house is suggestive of some modernistic sailing ship>
Origin of geometry
Middle English geometrie, from AngloFrench, 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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