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

Examples of geometric in a Sentence

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Midcentury modern design and architecture are experiencing a revival in popularity, but in Glenbrook Valley, those flat roofs and geometric lines never went out of style. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Glenbrook Valley still draws stylish visitors," 11 July 2018 From above, the floating island juts out into the water in a rounded triangular shape and creates a Where’s Waldo tableau with hoards of people gathered around the geometric pools. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark," 9 July 2018 For Flyliner, Fenty's signature geometric packaging also means added functionality with an easy-to-hold triangle shape. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Fenty Beauty Launches Flyliner, Its First Liquid Eyeliner, as Part of Moroccan Spice Collection," 26 June 2018 Here too, British designer Tracey Boyd’s Twill Ceramic Side Table ($148), with interesting geometric patterns. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "How to bring indoor style to your outdoor entertaining," 26 June 2018 The pattern of the slats is reflected on the side table -- shaped like Oregon -- and armrests, adding a geometric balance to the otherwise curvy lines. Janet Eastman,, "See what artists did to those old Portland airport benches (photos)," 23 May 2018 Lanterns from World Market frame a geometric rug by Furbish Studio and light the way inside, where woven baskets from World Market, a CB2 vase, and a colorful throw add visual interest. Sarah Storms, ELLE Decor, "How To Host a Modern Moroccan-Themed Party," 22 May 2018 Guests will find a selfie-ready seating area with two vibrant red armchairs in front of a concrete geometric wall, painted bright green and festooned with white flowers and vines. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 So imagine the geometric growth of potential for another group of lawmakers, now sensing opportunity: the aforementioned Tim Ryan along with Reps. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Ousted Rep. Joe Crowley the latest lawmaker 'supposed to be' House Speaker," 1 July 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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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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