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

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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 Organic and geometric, this style is full of quirky intricacies. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Window Design and Renovation," 25 Feb. 2021 Venet’s youthful, geometric cuts in fact hewed close to that of his contemporary, the space age designer and Balenciaga alum, André Courrèges. Vogue, "French Couturier Philippe Venet Has Died at 91," 25 Feb. 2021 In summer, hop the seasonal shuttle from the ski town of Mammoth Lakes to visit Devils Postpile National Monument and its massive stack of perfectly geometric basalt columns, a dazzling reminder of the area’s ancient volcanic history. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Yosemite National Park Travel Guide," 22 Feb. 2021 The logo, which was unveiled in 2016, was created by Japanese artist Asao Tokolo, who is known for his geometric stylings. Washington Post, "Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics," 20 Feb. 2021 For a subtle edge, the designers covered the window seat with a playful Quadrille geometric fabric and installed a pair of industrial sconces (by Visual Comfort & Co.) directly on top of the wall-to-wall mirrors. Joanna Linberg, Southern Living, "Inside a Texas Home With Cheery Hues and Timeless Style," 20 Feb. 2021 This striking bohemian beauty that has a clean geometric-patterned border that will mix seamlessly with your existing décor. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "22 area rugs guaranteed to brighten every space in your home," 18 Feb. 2021 The outdoor deck is the star of the show with geometric igloos for private dining for up to six guests that feature cozy blankets, heater, string lights, and specialty cocktail and dining menus. Necee Regis,, "Pop-up igloos at Ocean Edge Resort, a car rental app comes to Boston, and Club Med debuts in Canada," 17 Feb. 2021 The geometric object that weaves through Williams’ work is called the positive Grassmannian. Quanta Magazine, "A Mathematician’s Unanticipated Journey Through the Physical World," 16 Dec. 2020

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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 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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