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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
Recent Examples of geometry from the Web

One child is to work on geometry in a group; another will take algebra questions on his laptop.

Texture work ranks right up there with the clean, colorful stylings of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and level geometry has been fleshed out to look like a modern PS4 game.

But signalingsystem improvements don’t remove the other physical brick and mortar constraints that curtail throughput and capacity — track geometries, terminal configuration, and station crowding.

A standout was the outerwear: one sienna leather jacket with crisp geometry had guest snapping their cameras.

Until the number of students increased, Eisenhower Junior High administrators were satisfied to send students who were ready for high school geometry to Hinsdale South.

A baseball field’s geometry has remained unchanged, even as humans are becoming bigger, stronger, faster.

The app features a mix of video, animation and interactive tools to bring clarity to subjects such as fundamentals of geometry and Indian history.

There’s artistry in Nadal’s capacity to go from defense to offense in a single stroke, and in his ability to generate ungodly spin on shots whose angles defy the laws of geometry.
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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
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GEOMETRY Defined for English Language Learners
geometry
playDefinition of geometry for English Language Learners

: a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
GEOMETRY Defined for Kids
geometry
playDefinition of geometry for Students
: a branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
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