geo·​met·​ric | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce geometric (audio) \
variants: or geometrical \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce geometric (audio) \

Definition of geometric

1a : of, relating to, or according to the methods or principles of geometry
b : increasing in a geometric progression geometric population growth
2 capitalized : of or relating to a style of ancient Greek pottery characterized by geometric decorative motifs (see motif sense 2)
3a : using straight or curved lines in designs or outlines
b : of or relating to art based on simple geometric shapes (such as straight lines, circles, or squares) geometric abstractions

Other Words from geometric

geometrically \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geometric (audio) \ adverb

Examples of geometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fish looked at a collection of three geometric shapes (square, circle, or triangle) projected on their tank wall. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2022 Marina Raphael’s mini iteration of its signature holdall is brought to life by precision cut geometric shapes inspired by cafe tables and garden tiles of idyllic summer destination, Sardinia. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Appleton says that what creates the structure of her work is the balance between the geometric shapes from her New York side and the organic shapes from her West Indian side. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Apr. 2022 Lichtenstein organized his compositions around tightly interlocking geometric shapes that gave his work a generally flat, frontal effect. Steven Litt, cleveland, 10 Apr. 2022 Pinkett Smith wore a strapless gown in glittering gold that cinched just under her arms, then fell in one long line to the ground, where the skirt brushed across the floor in geometric shapes. ELLE, 10 Apr. 2022 Shoppers have their choice of 16 patterns, which include delicate florals, fierce animal prints, and creative geometric shapes. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2022 The seemingly simple geometric shapes come in a palette of radiant graphic colors and prints that change every season. Jessica Iredale, Town & Country, 7 Apr. 2022 Everything— tea pot, mug, lidded sugar bowl, tea and espresso cups — comes in spherical geometric shapes whose forms are amplified by the circle handles, some of which are big enough to function as bangles. Mark Holgate, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of geometric

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for geometric

see geometry

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“Geometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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geo·​met·​ric | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce geometric (audio) \

Kids Definition of geometric

1 : of or relating to geometry geometric figures
2 : consisting of points, lines, and angles

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