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.

noun

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

Origin of geometric

1620–30; < Latingeōmetricus < Greekgeōmetrikós, equivalent to geométr(ēs) (see geometer) + -ikos-ic

late 14c., from Latin geometricus "of geometry," from geometria (see geometry) + -al. Opposed to arithmetical in ratio, proportion, etc., reflecting the fact that problems of multiplication formerly were dealt with by geometry, not arithmetic. Related: Geometrically.

geometric

adj.

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