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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Other Words from geometric

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 And even the geometric floor tiles in her seven shops in Bogotá are designed locally, in collaboration with the Colombian architect Guillermo Arias. New York Times, "The Beauty Stores, Near and Far, That Are Destinations in Their Own Right," 11 May 2021 In the mudroom, geometric tile continues the pattern play and stands up to grimy paws. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, "'70s Design Inspires a Home Packed with Geometric Patterns and Vintage Treasures," 7 May 2021 With only auxiliary lighting washing over skeletons of beam work and neat rows of chairs, and no musical act to draw my eye to the stage, the Anthem was a geometric feast. Ben Eisendrath, Washington Post, "Frozen in silence: A look inside D.C.’s still shuttered music venues," 4 May 2021 The entryway—with its modern geometric wallcovering, paired with an ornate, heavily gilded, mirror—sets the mood for this eclectic home that expertly mixes graphic pattern and color with traditional furnishings. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "A 1924 Georgian Home Gets a Bold, Artful Makeover—With Lots of Plaid," 3 May 2021 Textures abound on the neutral walls—one covered in grooved tiles, the other constructed of geometric bamboo panels—and are offset by an expressive artwork by the Costa Rican painter Rafa Fernandez. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Flashes of Red Electrify This Gray-Toned Harlem Townhouse," 28 Apr. 2021 Valletta’s cool, geometric gaze and avant-garde posing angles; Harlow’s Ava Gardner eyes, dancer’s grace and Mona Lisa smile. WSJ, "Amber, Carolyn & Shalom: The Neverending Joy of ’90s Supermodels," 27 Apr. 2021 The high computational value of machine learning is allowing physicists to tackle even more complex problems, like in simulating global climatic change leveraging geometric surfaces and applying deep learning onto curved surfaces. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, "Why Physics has Relevancy To Artificial Intelligence And Building AI Leadership Brain Trust?," 27 Apr. 2021 The team found the geometric artwork near an ancient industrial zone. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Colorful, 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Adorned With Geometric Patterns Found in Israel," 26 Apr. 2021

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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 18 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for geometric


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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