geo·​met·​ric ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce geometric (audio)
variants or geometrical
: of, relating to, or according to the methods or principles of geometry
: increasing in a geometric progression
geometric population growth
capitalized : of or relating to a style of ancient Greek pottery characterized by geometric decorative motifs (see motif sense 2)
: using straight or curved lines in designs or outlines
: of or relating to art based on simple geometric shapes (such as straight lines, circles, or squares)
geometric abstractions
geometrically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière, her strapless bustier gown featured a graphic front panel that was embroidered with 3D sequins in a geometric pattern. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Jan. 2023 This year’s artwork is a geometric pattern that is said to be inspired by the agave fields that are the birthplace of every tequila. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2023 Styled by Samantha McMillen, the structured black gown's design centered on a column of silver studs arranged in a geometric pattern. Sam Reed, Glamour, 10 Jan. 2023 This eye-catching blue-and-white geometric pattern is crisp and modern, with a classic, timeless look. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2023 The rug's subtle geometric pattern and tasseled ends add a slightly modern touch to the rug. Gabriela Izquierdo, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Dec. 2022 Prada also embraced its history this season, releasing an embroidered fabric bag in a green-and-black geometric pattern that echoes the brand’s iconic triangular logo, first introduced on trunks by the company’s founder, Mario Prada, in 1919. Jameson Montgomery, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2022 The pic shows Chopra, who wears a mint green set with a black-and-white geometric pattern, lying on a rug while holding her baby on her chest. Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Dec. 2022 To achieve this, the duo implemented historical codes of the maison such as nature motifs, geometric patterns, and Toussant’s beloved panther. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


see geometry

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of geometric was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Geometric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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geo·​met·​ric ˌjē-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce geometric (audio)
variants or geometrical
: of, relating to, or based on the methods or principles of geometry
geometrically adverb

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