geometer

[ jee-om-i-ter ]
/ dʒiˈɒm ɪ tər /
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noun

a geometrid moth or larva.

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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British Dictionary definitions for geometer

geometer

geometrician (dʒɪˌɒmɪˈtrɪʃən, ˌdʒiːəʊmɪ-)

/ (dʒɪˈɒmɪtə) /

noun

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

geometer


n.

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

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