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

Definition of geometer

1 : a specialist in geometry
2 : geometrid

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Recent Examples on the Web In the 1970s, at the same time that graph theorists were mapping out expander graphs, a Swiss geometer named Peter Buser was playing with similar ideas in surfaces with lots of holes. Quanta Magazine, 2 June 2022 Simmons is nearly seven feet tall, with a muscular grace and the mind of a geometer. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2021 Local quantities, such as curvature, are the province of the differential geometer, and questions in the subject quickly lead to differential equations, whose solutions carry geometric meaning. Quanta Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021 And Coel works through them with the control of a pilot, a jockey, a geometer, a shrink. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 1 Apr. 2001 See More

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First Known Use of geometer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Geometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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