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

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Each of Burr’s geometric abstractions is a series of wooden boards — some black, some white, some natural color — hinged together. Susan Dunne,, "Two very different approaches to LGBTQ history at Atheneum, CHS," 18 June 2019 The actual geometric features of the objects carry the marks of the dynamics that produced them. Quanta Magazine, "A Mathematician Whose Only Constant Is Change," 16 June 2019 Brussels and New York Known for: The 38-year-old former graffiti artist still likes to cover the walls of his shows in playfully naïve geometric shapes or designs. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Meet the Art World’s Rising Stars," 16 June 2019 Sawed up like puzzle pieces and fitted back together, the tables’ now-unified top is painted with intersecting geometric shapes, like a radical Suprematist painting by El Lissitzky. Christopher Knight,, "MOCA on the rebound? Three strong shows and free entry are welcome signs of change," 12 June 2019 The open living room and dining view boast geometric wallpaper and views out onto the exterior patio, and every room features large floor-to-ceiling or sliding glass doors. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Renovated midcentury in Palm Springs asks $2M," 11 June 2019 Despite their geometric differences, the Smart Clock and the Echo Spot do similar things with their displays, with telling time being the focus for both. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Lenovo Smart Clock review: A small smart display that doesn’t display much," 3 June 2019 Fabrics feature motherboard-esque graphics and bold geometric patterns that still appear fresh and modern today. Jennifer Milne, ELLE Decor, "These Frank Lloyd Wright Fabrics Were Way Ahead of Their Time," 20 May 2019 In a split second, Cyrus appears wearing a bright purple bob with bangs and the sort of geometric bodycon outfit that pop culture tends to associate with hypothetical future societies. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Miley Cyrus Plays a Version of Herself With Purple Hair in the New Black Mirror Trailer," 15 May 2019

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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 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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