noun, plural ge·om·e·tries.
Examples from the Web for geometry
Everything becomes a sort of calculation against the geometry and parabolas of the IDF.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think in geometry, you can come to very accurate conclusions with just your sensibilities, if not your instincts.
So, geometry elaborates a lot on recursivity in generative grammar.
October 1: “Big moments in geometry class this week...we have completed our first proofs!”Colleen Ritzer Is the Second U.S. Math Teacher Slain in Two Days|Michael Daly|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Garden of Cyrus, with its arcane explorations of botany and geometry, may as well be an alchemical treatise or a grimoire.Halloween Read: Thomas Browne’s Eerie Premonition of His Burial|Stefan Beck|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Large works on geometry are filled with explanations, demonstrations, and applications of the properties of the triangle.Fundamental Philosophy, Vol. I (of 2)|Jaime Luciano Balmes
The more the geometry in mechanism is emphasized, the less can mechanism admit that anything is ever created, even pure form.
Logic and geometry engender each other, as we shall see a little further on.
These are the principal phenomena of the earth, the result of discoveries made by means of geometry, astronomy, and navigation.Buffon's Natural History, Volume I (of II)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
The geometry on such a surface is shown to be Euclidean, limit-lines replacing Euclidean straight lines.
British Dictionary definitions for geometry
- any branch of geometry using a particular notation or set of assumptionsanalytical geometry
- any branch of geometry referring to a particular set of objectssolid geometry
Word Origin for geometry
Word Origin and History for geometry
early 14c., from Old French géométrie (12c.), from Latin geometria, from Greek geometria "measurement of earth or land; geometry," from comb. form of ge "earth, land" (see Gaia) + -metria (see -metry).