# geometry

## noun

ge·om·e·try
jē-ˈä-mə-trē

plural geometries

1

a

**:**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 transformations
b

**:**a particular type or system of geometry

Euclidean geometry

2

a

**:**configuration

… the [bicycle] frame's geometry can be adjusted via a two-position lower shock mount which slackens the angles by another half a degree.—Liam Mercer

b

**:**surface shape

the geometry of the landscape

The shape of the earbud is tailored to the geometry of your ear.—Noah Robischon

The Ken Onion also allows you to choose the type of blade geometry for whatever implement you're sharpening …—Ariel Kanter

Every object naturally resonates when hit by electromagnetic waves of particular frequencies, which are determined by the object's geometry and material properties.—Ada Poon

3

**:**an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures

the geometry of neoclassical architecture

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Merriam-Webster unabridged
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