# geometric

[jee-uh-me-trik]

- of or relating to geometry or to the principles of geometry.
- resembling or employing the simple rectilinear or curvilinear lines or figures used in geometry.
- of or relating to painting, sculpture, or ornamentation of predominantly geometric characteristics.
- (often initial capital letter) Fine Arts.
- pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece between the 10th and 8th centuries b.c., characterized chiefly by rectilinear or curvilinear shapes in abstract and human figuration, often arranged in tiers or panels around the vase.
- designating a style of Greek sculpture of approximately the same period, exemplified chiefly in small figurines or reliefs having a schematic and generalized treatment of the human form.

- a geometric pattern, design, etc.: an ornate and handsome geometric.

## Origin of geometric^{}

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## Examples from the Web for geometrical

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#### When he was tired he rested himself by the solving of a geometrical problem.

A Boy I Knew and Four DogsLaurence Hutton

#### The geometrical construction is that of the pendentives of all domes.

Byzantine Churches in ConstantinopleAlexander Van Millingen

#### This entire number is geometrical and contains the rule or law of generation.

The RepublicPlato

#### There are forces in the world which work, not in an arithmetical, but in a geometrical ratio of increase.

The RepublicPlato

#### We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression.

The Stark Munro LettersJ. Stark Munro

# geometric

### geometrical

- of, relating to, or following the methods and principles of geometry
- consisting of, formed by, or characterized by points, lines, curves, or surfacesa geometric figure
- (of design or ornamentation) composed predominantly of simple geometric forms, such as circles, rectangles, triangles, etc

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## Word Origin and History for geometrical

# geometric

### adj.

1620s, shortened form of geometrical. As a style of ancient Greek pottery and associated culture, 1902.

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