solid geometry

noun

: a branch of geometry that deals with figures of three-dimensional space

Examples of solid geometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The totality is a study in solid geometry, demonstrating the various ways an almost-identical thing can be made different. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 So a lot of mathematics, such as solid geometry, was just built up from studying space. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 5 Apr. 2022 Read More At Andover, young Bill couldn’t fathom solid geometry and left without a degree. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of solid geometry was in 1733

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“Solid geometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solid%20geometry. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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