geometric

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

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Other Words from geometric

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

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The crowning attraction of New York City's new luxury neighborhood Hudson Yards is a weird geometric structure called the Vessel, which looms over the 28-acre complex in midtown Manhattan like a giant honeycomb. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "The Vessel, New York City's Newest Tourist Trap, Plans to Use Your Photos as Marketing Fodder," 19 Mar. 2019 With its geometric patterns and handwoven silk, the shirt was a standout piece in the collection, appearing in countless editorials and on the back of Kanye West during his 2011 Coachella performance. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Travis Scott Brings Back a Classic (And Kanye-Approved) Piece of Philo-Era Celine," 12 Nov. 2018 Sol LeWitt, whose deceptively simple geometric sculptures and drawings and ecstatically colored and jazzy wall paintings established him as a lodestar of modern American art, died yesterday in New York. Jon Lender, courant.com, "Jon Lender: $480K For Blocks Of Color On UConn Lobby's Wall," 1 June 2018 Judd's own work, which consists of 100 untitled geometric sculptures in mill aluminum, is best viewed at the Chinati Foundation. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "The Design-Lover's Guide To Marfa, TX," 18 July 2016 Guests check in at a reception desk decorated with Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler masks and rooms featuring chintz florals and wainscoting hand-painted with geometric designs. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Why Winter Is the Most Inspiring Time to Visit Majorca," 25 Dec. 2018 In the kids’ playroom, a fun geometric pendant light by Ladies & Gentleman Studio hangs overhead. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "Year in Curbed: The best of House Calls," 26 Dec. 2018 Lemarié’s artistic director is Christelle Kocher of Koché, who brings a sense of youthful, Parisian edge to the traditional workmanship, which also includes couture embellishments of textiles, from geometric origami folds to frilly ruffles. Amy Verner, Vogue, "Vogue Got an Exclusive Tour of Chanel’s Ateliers While Tonight’s Métiers d’Art Collection Was Being Made," 5 Dec. 2018 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

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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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More Definitions for geometric

geometric

adjective
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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