- (used with a plural verb) the geometric characteristics or features of a thing: the geometrics of a building design.
Origin of geometrics
- 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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- 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 geometrics
1620s, shortened form of geometrical. As a style of ancient Greek pottery and associated culture, 1902.
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