# geometry

[jee-om-i-tree]

- 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.

## Origin of geometry^{}

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## Examples from the Web for geometry

### Contemporary Examples

#### Everything becomes a sort of calculation against the geometry and parabolas of the IDF.

#### I think in geometry, you can come to very accurate conclusions with just your sensibilities, if not your instincts.

#### So, geometry elaborates a lot on recursivity in generative grammar.

#### October 1: “Big moments in geometry class this week...we have completed our first proofs!”

#### The Garden of Cyrus, with its arcane explorations of botany and geometry, may as well be an alchemical treatise or a grimoire.

### Historical Examples

#### Ben is thirteen, and he studies algebra, geometry, and Latin.

#### I have acquired some knowledge of navigation, of astronomy, and of geometry.

#### I understand, he said, that you are speaking of the province of geometry and the sister arts.

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#### I was too soon diverted from the abstractions of dialectic to geometry.

TheaetetusPlato

#### Then if geometry compels us to view being, it concerns us; if becoming only, it does not concern us?

The RepublicPlato

# geometry

- 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

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

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## Word Origin and History for geometry

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# 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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# 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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