ge·​om·​e·​ter | \ jē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce geometer (audio) \

Definition of geometer

1 : a specialist in geometry

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Recent Examples on the Web Most important for us, a modern generalization of Gauss-Bonnet by geometer Shiing-shen Chern showed that the same result applied for the total Berry curvature of our two-dimensional phase space describing the quantum Hall effect. Spyridon Michalakis, Scientific American, "How Scientists Solved One of the Greatest Open Questions in Quantum Physics," 1 Aug. 2020 At the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro this past August, the algebraic geometer Carolina Araujo was difficult to track down. Quanta Magazine, "A Movement to Close the Gender Gap in Mathematics," 22 Jan. 2019 Searching for a connection between form and meaning, Balmond discovered Pythagoras, the geometer-priest of ancient Greece, and James Gleick's book Chaos. Jennifer Kabat, WIRED, "The Informalist," 1 Apr. 2001

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First Known Use of geometer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2020

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“Geometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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