geometer

noun
ge·​om·​e·​ter | \ jē-ˈä-mə-tər How to pronounce geometer (audio) \

Definition of geometer

1 : a specialist in geometry
2 : geometrid

Examples of geometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local quantities, such as curvature, are the province of the differential geometer, and questions in the subject quickly lead to differential equations, whose solutions carry geometric meaning. Quanta Magazine, 4 Mar. 2021 And Coel works through them with the control of a pilot, a jockey, a geometer, a shrink. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2020 Most important for us, a modern generalization of Gauss-Bonnet by geometer Shiing-shen Chern showed that the same result applied for the total Berry curvature of our two-dimensional phase space describing the quantum Hall effect. Spyridon Michalakis, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2020 At the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro this past August, the algebraic geometer Carolina Araujo was difficult to track down. Quanta Magazine, 22 Jan. 2019 Searching for a connection between form and meaning, Balmond discovered Pythagoras, the geometer-priest of ancient Greece, and James Gleick's book Chaos. Jennifer Kabat, WIRED, 1 Apr. 2001

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'geometer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of geometer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About geometer

Time Traveler for geometer

Time Traveler

The first known use of geometer was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near geometer

geomatics

geometer

geometric

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for geometer

Cite this Entry

“Geometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geometer. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!