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# geometry

[ jee-om-i-tree ]

/ dʒiˈɒm ɪ tri /

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noun, plural ge·om·e·tries.

the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space from their defining conditions by means of certain assumed properties of space.

any specific system of this that operates in accordance with a specific set of assumptions: Euclidean geometry.

the study of this branch of mathematics.

a book on this study, especially a textbook.

the shape or form of a surface or solid.

a design or arrangement of objects in simple rectilinear or curvilinear form.

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## Words nearby geometry

geometric ratio, geometrics, geometric series, geometrid, geometrize, geometry, geomorphic, geomorphology, geonavigation, Geonim, geophagy

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## British Dictionary definitions for geometry

geometry

/ (dʒɪˈɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun

the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties, relationships, and measurement of points, lines, curves, and surfacesSee also analytical geometry, non-Euclidean geometry

- any branch of geometry using a particular notation or set of assumptionsanalytical geometry
- any branch of geometry referring to a particular set of objectssolid geometry

a shape, configuration, or arrangement

arts the shape of a solid or a surface

## Word Origin for geometry

C14: from Latin geōmetria, from Greek, from geōmetrein to measure the land

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## Scientific definitions for geometry

geometry

[ jē-ŏm′ĭ-trē ]

The mathematical study of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, and solids.

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## Cultural definitions for geometry

geometry

The branch of mathematics that treats the properties, measurement, and relations of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. (See Euclid and plane geometry.)

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