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geometer

[jee-om-i-ter]
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noun
  1. geometrician.
  2. a geometrid moth or larva.
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Origin of geometer

1375–1425; late Middle English gemeter < Late Latin geōmeter, for Latin geōmetrēs < Greek geōmétrēs, equivalent to geō- geo- + -metrēs, derivative of métron measure; see -meter
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Examples from the Web for geometer

Historical Examples

  • The bee is more, a geometer; the ant is before all remarkable as an educator.

    The Insect

    Jules Michelet

  • From a carpenter he becomes a joiner, a cabinet-maker; from a cabinet-maker, a geometer!

    The Bird

    Jules Michelet

  • This turned out to be the larva of a geometer two inches long.

    Darwinism (1889)

    Alfred Russel Wallace

  • The Euclidean geometer can take it for granted that the reader understands what a line or plane, a solid or an angle is.

    The Philosophy of Spinoza

    Baruch de Spinoza

  • The French geometer, Legendre, gave a rigorous proof by reductio ad absurdum.

    The Teaching of Geometry

    David Eugene Smith


British Dictionary definitions for geometer

geometer

geometrician (dʒɪˌɒmɪˈtrɪʃən, ˌdʒiːəʊmɪ-)

noun
  1. a person who is practised in or who studies geometry
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Word Origin and History for geometer

n.

late 15c., from Latin geometres, from Greek geometres "land-measurer" (see geometry).

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