# Definition of geometric in English:

## geometric

Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈmetrik/
(also geometrical)

1Relating 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.

## Derivatives

#### geometrically

Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈmetrək(ə)lē/
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.

## Origin

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

## Words that rhyme with geometric

anthropometric, asymmetric, diametric, isometric, kilometric, metric, obstetric, psychometric, pyrometric, sociometric

Syllabification: ge·o·met·ric

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