Definition of geometer in English:

geometer

Syllabification: ge·om·e·ter
Pronunciation: /jēˈämitər
 
/

noun

  • 1A person skilled in geometry.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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