Mathematics. the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space from their defining conditions by means of certain assumed properties of space.
Mathematics. any specific system of the branch of mathematics describing points, lines, angles, and figures in space, that operates in accordance with a specific set of assumptions: Euclidean geometry.
Mathematics. the study of the branch of mathematics that describes points, lines, angles, and figures in space.
Mathematics. a book on the subject of the branch of mathematics that describes points, lines, angles, and figures in space, especially a textbook.
the shape or form of a surface or solid.
a design or arrangement of objects in simple rectilinear or curvilinear form.
Digital Technology. the polygons that constitute the building blocks of every object or environment in a video game: Player characters getting stuck in geometry is a common glitch in 3D games.
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How to use geometry in a sentence
The link between geometry and number theory gave the mathematicians an opening, but they had to work hard to exploit it.Tetrahedron Solutions Finally Proved Decades After Computer Search | Kevin Hartnett | February 2, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Some of the basic geometry is identical, while some major aspects have been touched up, particularly the character models and background geometry.Goldeneye 007’s lost Xbox 360 remaster has leaked—as a full-game speedrun | Sam Machkovech | February 1, 2021 | Ars Technica
Here, the geometry of the target was relevant, since there was now a nonzero probability that consecutive arrows could fall within the same ring.
The geometry of these is less understood, but in the last few decades mathematicians have been able to prove that hypersurfaces always have lines in some cases.
Yet these basic bits of Lego are entities whose wave packets you can, in principle, pack into as small a region as you’d like before the very notion of continuum geometry starts, at the Planck scale, to lose meaning.A Breakthrough in Measuring the Building Blocks of Nature - Facts So Romantic | Subodh Patil | January 8, 2021 | Nautilus
Walking through the center of town near Dunne Park offers keen observers a hidden funfair of skewed 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He turned his thesis into the book Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics on the new developments in differential geometry.This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection | James Barrat | February 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you understand geometry, I think you can understand a lot in science.
I think in geometry, you can come to very accurate conclusions with just your sensibilities, if not your instincts.
Philosophy kept pace with geometry, and those who observed Nature also gloried in abstruse calculations.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
In the Grammar Schools were also taught music and geometry, and these made complete the ordinary education of boyhood.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
When the rest of the sentence is added, “trying to learn my geometry lesson,” the whole has to be reconstructed.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
It is thought that geometry was introduced into Greece from Egypt, and astronomy and arithmetic from Phœnicia.
He saw in painting a sort of abstract geometry for which there existed hard-and-fast forms.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
British Dictionary definitions for geometry
any branch of geometry using a particular notation or set of assumptions: analytical geometry
any branch of geometry referring to a particular set of objects: solid geometry
a shape, configuration, or arrangement
arts the shape of a solid or a surface
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Scientific definitions for geometry
The mathematical study of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, and solids.
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Cultural definitions for geometry
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