geometer

noun

ge·​om·​e·​ter jē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce geometer (audio)
1
: a specialist in geometry
2

Examples of geometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After decades of research, the geometers finally seemed to have reached their goal. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 5 Feb. 2024 In August there was a big conference at Stanford with the top geometers in the world, including Calabi. Pamela Weintraub, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2023 One of the most prominent geometers of the 20th century, Eugenio Calabi, died at age 100 on September 25. Quanta Magazine, 23 Dec. 2023 That quality makes spheres a crucial test case for geometers. Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 7 Nov. 2023 See all Abstractions blog In graduate school at Princeton University, Calabi became interested in Kähler manifolds, named after the 20th-century German geometer Erich Kähler. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 Just as geometers subjected a circle in the sand and the disk of the sun to the same laws, and as physicists subjected the sway of a pendulum and the orbits of the planets to the same laws, Claude Shannon made our world possible by getting at the essence of information. Jimmy Soni, IEEE Spectrum, 12 July 2017 About 2,200 years ago, the Greek geometer wrote a book called Tangencies about how to construct a circle that’s tangent to any three others. Quanta Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 The graphs are also useful to geometers who try to understand how to traverse complicated surfaces, among other problems. Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of geometer was in the 15th century

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“Geometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geometer. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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geometer

noun
ge·​om·​e·​ter jē-ˈäm-ət-ər How to pronounce geometer (audio)
: a person who specializes in geometry
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