# geometry

## ge·om·e·try

*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*

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 Anglo-French, from Latin*geometria,*from Greek*geōmetria,*from*geōmetrein*to measure the earth, from*geō-*ge- +*metron*measure — more at measureFirst Known Use: 14th century

## Related to *GEOMETRY*

- Synonyms
- cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, form, shape

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