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

Examples of geometric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sleek black can with gold geometric lines has become a ubiquitous presence throughout Northern California. Esther Mobley,, "Results are in for The Chronicle’s Northern California Beer Hall of Fame class of 2020," 6 Feb. 2020 Because the strange patterns are so strikingly geometric, researchers from the University of Cadiz in Spain have taken a closer look at the bright spots to figure out whether humans and machines look at planetary images differently. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "AI Will Probably Trick Us Into Thinking We Found Aliens," 2 Feb. 2020 Trained as a landscape architect, Dobkin worked with Dogpatch studio Manual to design Fort Point’s distinctive, eye-catching, geometric logo. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco’s new hometown brewery," 31 Jan. 2020 The witch's house has this geometric, oddly triangular design. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "Oz Perkins on ‘Gretel & Hansel,’ feminist fairy tales, and suggestive triangles," 31 Jan. 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge had the $500 Aurora gown hemmed to midi length and completed her look with her signature blowout, Gianvito Rossi red suede pumps, and a red geometric clutch. Neha Prakash, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Dazzles in a Beaded Red Dress for a Reception at Buckingham Palace," 20 Jan. 2020 Error 0: Dasigenis said the architectural vision was inspired by the 20th century Cubism art movement pioneered by painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who used geometric components to create figures, landscapes and still lifes. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Prominent Houston eye surgeon to develop ‘gateway to the Museum District’," 15 Jan. 2020 The looks incorporated out-of-proportion impressionist references, such as geometric, off-skew sleeves and swirling breasts. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back," 19 Sep. 2019 The looks incorporated out-of-proportion impressionist references, such as geometric, off-skew sleeves and swirling breasts. Washington Post, "Fendi lets sun shine on post-Lagerfeld era, glancing back," 19 Sep. 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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Cite this Entry

“Geometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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