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geometric

Syllabification: ge·o·met·ric
Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈmetrik
 
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Definition of geometric in English:

adjective

1Of or relating to geometry, or according to its methods.
Example sentences
  • This is a remarkable mathematical theory combining powerful algebraic and geometric methods.
  • In the next 2000 years no one found an exact geometric method for 7-gons or 9-gons but also no one had proved it was impossible to construct such regular polygons.
  • Methods for precise geometric descriptions, necessary for visualization, were formulated later.
2(Of a design) characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes: traditional Hopi geometric forms
More example sentences
  • These tiles are characterized by slender lines, geometric shapes, or more free-form patterns.
  • Libyan artisans use intricate lines and geometric shapes in their carpets, embroidered goods, jewelry, leather goods, tiles, and pottery.
  • My newer ties are splashier, with brightly colored splotches, wildly zigzagging lines, and unusual geometric shapes.
2.1 (Geometric) Archaeology Of or denoting a period of Greek culture (around 900–700 bc) characterized by geometrically decorated pottery.
Example sentences
  • This area along the north slope of the Areiopagos was one of the richest cemeteries of early Athens, in continuous use from the Mycenaean period well into the Geometric era.
  • This tradition has its roots in the Protogeometric and Geometric periods and perhaps continues into Classical and Hellenistic times at Lato.
  • The horse's head, with a cropped mane that recalls artifacts from ancient Greece's Geometric period, is also gilt, and it is considerably more detailed than the body.

Origin

mid 17th century: via French from Latin geometricus, from Greek geōmetrikos, from geōmetrēs (see geometer).

Derivatives

geometrical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • While the idea is to form what appears to be easy geometrical patterns, the game is flexible and can be made simple or complex as players need.
  • The equal acceleration of the book and the cannonball does indeed require that gravity be geometrical.
  • Herschel's successors knew that the way to see further into space was to build bigger mirrors, polished to an exact geometrical curve.

geometrically

2
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • I can't be geometrically accurate about that, but there are proportions that are comfortable and proportions that aren't, and the ceiling height is an important part.
  • He thought it would be ineffective because he had formulated the hypothesis that population increases geometrically while food supplies increase arithmetically.
  • The streets are laid out geometrically and the blocks filled with enormous buildings, some of brick and some of fabricated steel.

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