geometry

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noun ge·om·e·try \jē-ˈä-mə-trē\

Definition of geometry

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geometries

  1. 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

  2. 2a :  configurationb :  surface shape (as of a mechanical part or a crystal)

  3. 3 :  an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures the geometry of neoclassical architecture

Examples of geometry in a sentence

  1. the geometry of Sydney's famed opera house is suggestive of some modernistic sailing ship

Origin and Etymology of geometry

Middle English geometrie, from Anglo-French, 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

geometry

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noun ge·om·e·try \jē-ˈä-mə-trē\

Definition of geometry for English Language Learners

  • : a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids


GEOMETRY Defined for Kids

geometry

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noun ge·om·e·try \jē-ˈä-mə-trē\

Definition of geometry for Students

  1. :  a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids



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