Definition of geometric in English:
1Relating to geometry, or according to its methods.
- 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.
2Characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes: a geometric pattern
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- 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 Relating to or denoting a period of Greek culture (around 900–700 bc) characterized by geometrically decorated pottery.
- 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.
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A geometric pattern.
- For example, she replaces bold geometrics with abstracted natural patterns in floor-coverings and uses branch-like forms overhead to make ceilings reminiscent of tree canopies.
- In quilting, geometrics have traditionally imposed the formats, the patterns.
- ‘When we overlay, we look at all the geometrics of the highway,’ Lemire said.
- 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.
Definition of geometric in:
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