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adjective Also ge·o·met·ri·cal.
  1. of or relating to geometry or to the principles of geometry.
  2. resembling or employing the simple rectilinear or curvilinear lines or figures used in geometry.
  3. of or relating to painting, sculpture, or ornamentation of predominantly geometric characteristics.
  4. (often initial capital letter) Fine Arts.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  1. a geometric pattern, design, etc.: an ornate and handsome geometric.

Origin of geometric

1620–30; < Latin geōmetricus < Greek geōmetrikós, equivalent to geométr(ēs) (see geometer) + -ikos -ic
Related formsge·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbnon·ge·o·met·ric, adjectivenon·ge·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivenon·ge·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·ge·o·met·ric, adjectivesem·i·ge·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivesem·i·ge·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbsub·ge·o·met·ric, adjectivesub·ge·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivesub·ge·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbun·ge·o·met·ric, adjectiveun·ge·o·met·ri·cal, adjectiveun·ge·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for geometric

Contemporary Examples of geometric

Historical Examples of geometric

  • Once that point has been reached you can move in almost a geometric progression.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • The progress of an industrial scientific culture is geometric.

  • I could prove what I state with the certainty of a geometric truth, but I have no time now.

    The Boy Tar

    Mayne Reid

  • Geometric chip carving is a representative type of this group.

    Industrial Arts Design

    William H. Varnum

  • Choice may be made from nature, geometric pattern, or historic ornament.

    Industrial Arts Design

    William H. Varnum

British Dictionary definitions for geometric



  1. of, relating to, or following the methods and principles of geometry
  2. consisting of, formed by, or characterized by points, lines, curves, or surfacesa geometric figure
  3. (of design or ornamentation) composed predominantly of simple geometric forms, such as circles, rectangles, triangles, etc
Derived Formsgeometrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for geometric

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper