geometry

noun ge·om·e·try \ jē-ˈä-mə-trē \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of geometry

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
b : 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

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

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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

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GEOMETRY Defined for English Language Learners

geometry

noun

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

noun ge·om·e·try \ jē-ˈä-mə-trē \

Definition of geometry for Students

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


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