Definition of geometry
geometries
1a : a branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids; broadly : the study of properties of given elements that remain invariant under specified transformationsb : a particular type or system of geometry Euclidean geometry
2a : configurationb : surface shape (as of a mechanical part or a crystal)
3 : an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures the geometry of neoclassical architecture
Examples of geometry in a sentence
the geometry of Sydney's famed opera house is suggestive of some modernistic sailing ship
Origin and Etymology of geometry
Middle English geometrie, from AngloFrench, from Latin geometria, from Greek geōmetria, from geōmetrein to measure the earth, from geō ge + metron measure — more at measure
First Known Use: 14th century
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GEOMETRY Defined for English Language Learners
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: a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
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: a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
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