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geometric Syllabification: ge·o·met·ric
Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈmetrik/
(also geometrical)

Definition of geometric in English:


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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
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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 Of or denoting a period of Greek culture (around 900–700 bc) characterized by geometrically decorated pottery.
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  • 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.


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



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.

Words that rhyme with geometric

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

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