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geometer Syllabification: ge·om·e·ter
Pronunciation: /jēˈämədər/

Definition of geometer in English:


1A person skilled in geometry.
Example sentences
  • Halley suggested to him that he might devote his considerable talents to the restoration of the work of the early Greek geometers, such as Euclid and Apollonius of Perga.
  • Our greatest debt to Lefschetz lies in the fact that he showed us that a study of topology was essential for all algebraic geometers.
  • The issue of how to help students get started learning algebraic geometry is a question that almost every practicing algebraic geometer would answer differently.
2 (also geometer moth) Entomology A geometrid moth or its caterpillar.
Example sentences
  • The body of geometer moths is thin and more fragile looking than in other macromoths.
  • The larva of geometer moths, the familiar inchworms, feed on mulberry leaves.
  • Little is known of the life history of the larvae of geometer moths.


Late Middle English: from late Latin geometra, based on Greek geōmetrēs, from 'earth' + metrēs 'measurer'.

Words that rhyme with geometer

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