geometrics

plural noun

geo·​met·​rics ˌjē-ə-ˈme-triks How to pronounce geometrics (audio)
: decorative patterns or designs based on geometric shapes

Examples of geometrics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The floral embroidery, sequins, feathers, geometrics, colorful tweeds, ample pearls, pendants, and camelias teamed to ooze Chanel, particularly when grounded by the insouciant beauty synonymous with the brand’s Parisian home. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2022 An expert in finite geometrics, Cordero was recently awarded the nation’s highest honor for math teachers and mentors. Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2022 In textiles there are stripes, there are plaids and geometrics and solids, but Africa brought me to a point to understand color in its simplistic form. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2022 While the encaustic looks were still present around the show floor, geometrics got more contemporary updates with new shapes, sizes, patterns and finishes. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Annie Selke carries dozens of patterns, from sober neutrals to giddy geometrics. New York Times, 2 June 2022 Her San Diego colleague, Susan Wintersteen, uses geometrics to add artistic interest in her projects. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Yves Saint Laurent, who died in 2008, was said to be devoted to the famed 1920s artistic movement that combined modern geometrics with rich materials. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2022 The special effects that superimpose the three protagonists on one screen are fussy, literal, and the overhead geometrics are embarrassed and noncommittal. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 25 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geometrics was in 1977

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“Geometrics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geometrics. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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