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verb (used without object), ge·om·e·trized, ge·om·e·triz·ing.
  1. to work by geometric methods.
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verb (used with object), ge·om·e·trized, ge·om·e·triz·ing.
  1. to put into geometric form.
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Also especially British, ge·om·e·trise.

Origin of geometrize

First recorded in 1650–60; geometr(y) + -ize
Related formsge·om·e·tri·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for geometrize

Historical Examples

  • We have no need to, and one who never had seen either point or straight or plane could geometrize as well as we.

    The Foundations of Science: Science and Hypothesis, The Value of Science, Science and Method

    Henri Poincar

British Dictionary definitions for geometrize



  1. to use or apply geometric methods or principles (to)
  2. (tr) to represent in geometric form
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