projective geometry

noun

Definition of projective geometry

: a branch of geometry that deals with the properties of configurations that are unaltered by projection

Examples of projective geometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nima Arkani-Hamed, a professor in the institute’s School of Natural Sciences, was talking about recent research that had brought him into contact with some beautiful, elementary, albeit ancient, results in projective geometry. Siobhan Roberts, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of projective geometry

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of projective geometry was in 1878

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“Projective geometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/projective%20geometry. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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