geometric

adjective
geo·​met·​ric | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik \
variants: or geometrical \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl \

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

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Other Words from geometric

geometrically \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Pedestrians, cars, buildings, and other significant objects are shown as simple geometric shapes. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Waymo One, the groundbreaking self-driving taxi service, explained," 5 Dec. 2018 Inside, though, the geometric shape has been wrapped in gray canvas and outfitted with modern furniture that make the spaces feel more luxury sleepaway camp than radical architectural experiment. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "You can rent these modern geodesic domes nestled in a forest," 15 Nov. 2018 The makeup artist James Kaliardos, cofounder of Visionaire, has a way of translating references into pigments, like the recent geometric eye shadow that rhymed with exaggerated shoulders. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy Talk Gender in Fashion, Floral Infatuations, and Their Dream Beauty Project," 14 Nov. 2018 The play of geometric shapes and forms seems to anticipate some of the richest, most active Cubist still lifes. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "A Scene Beyond Time," 24 Aug. 2018 This is architecture that offers a sequence of events revealed gradually with constantly shifting perspectives, as opposed to classic modernism’s tightly controlled image of architecture as geometric tableau. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "The Best Architecture of 2018: Building for Complex Experiences," 14 Dec. 2018 The building’s exterior architecture–which feels equal parts au courant and a form of the future–transitions into a luminescent and geometric interior, inspired by Light and Space artists of the 1960s. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Bottega Veneta Just Opened Their Futuristic Six-Story Tokyo Flagship," 8 Dec. 2018 Each model dons a unique, holiday-ready beauty look, from activist Sebastian Rosemarie’s geometric eye makeup to 11-year-old drag icon Desmond’s glittery brows and scarlet red lips. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Fluide's Gorgeous, Inclusive Holiday Campaign Is Dedicated to Chosen Families Everywhere," 14 Nov. 2018 Among them, a collection of geometric cubes by Puerto Rican artist Carlos Mercado, a mermaid chiseled from stone by Milton Rosa Ortiz, and unusual placements by Enoc Perez—all of which feel surprisingly at home here. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach Is a Bit of Bali, Three Hours from Home," 12 Nov. 2018

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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

adjective
geo·​met·​ric | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik \

Kids Definition of geometric

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

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