geometric

adjective

geo·​met·​ric ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce geometric (audio)
variants or geometrical
1
a
: 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)
3
a
: 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
geometrically adverb

Examples of geometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, this very question possesses a geometric sort of logic that circumscribes the entirety of the Trump era. Robert Draper, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 For example, certain areas of topology revolve around categorizing knots or geometric shapes, and number theory explores properties such as the distribution of prime numbers. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 11 Jan. 2024 Woven together like abstract jigsaw puzzles, the sculptures assume alternately organic or geometric forms. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 The skintight velvet dress featured ultra skinny spaghetti straps, while the cutouts were reminiscent of honeycombs that were organized in a geometric pattern, creating a fun visual effect. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 Lavender, peach, hot pink, ivory and geometric prints. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Around the corner – and largely hidden from view from the pedestrian trails – is the Wilcox Solar Observatory, a funky 1970s-era geometric tower and the home of a decades-long study now operated by Sadaf Kadir, a friendly, third-year physics grad student who lives onsite with her cat. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 From the geometric pattern to the color, this area rug is the perfect accessory to add to any room. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 28 Jan. 2024 Clean lines, geometric patterns, and natural materials like warm wood create a space that feels put together and welcoming. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

see geometry

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of geometric was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

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

Kids Definition

geometric

adjective
geo·​met·​ric ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce geometric (audio)
variants or geometrical
: of, relating to, or based on the methods or principles of geometry
geometrically adverb

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