Definitions for Geometrydʒiˈɒm ɪ tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ge•om•e•trydʒiˈɒm ɪ tri(n.)

  1. the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space.

    Category: Math

  2. any specific system of this that operates in accordance with a specific set of assumptions:

    Euclidean geometry.

    Category: Math

  3. a book on geometry, esp. a textbook.

    Category: Math

  4. the shape or form of a surface or solid.

  5. a design or arrangement of objects in simple rectilinear or curvilinear form.

Origin of geometry:

1300–50; ME < L geōmetria < Gk geōmetría. See geo-, -metry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. geometry(noun)

    the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. geometry(noun)ʒiˈɒm ɪ tri

    the part of mathematics connected with shapes, angles, lines, etc.

    We'll be doing geometry in math this year.

Wiktionary

  1. geometry(Noun)

    the branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships

  2. geometry(Noun)

    a type of geometry with particular properties

    spherical geometry

  3. geometry(Noun)

    the spatial attributes of an object, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geometry(noun)

    that branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space

  2. Geometry(noun)

    a treatise on this science

Freebase

  1. Geometry

    Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning lengths, areas, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC geometry was put into an axiomatic form by Euclid, whose treatment—Euclidean geometry—set a standard for many centuries to follow. Archimedes developed ingenious techniques for calculating areas and volumes, in many ways anticipating modern integral calculus. The field of astronomy, especially mapping the positions of the stars and planets on the celestial sphere and describing the relationship between movements of celestial bodies, served as an important source of geometric problems during the next one and a half millennia. Both geometry and astronomy were considered in the classical world to be part of the Quadrivium, a subset of the seven liberal arts considered essential for a free citizen to master.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

geometry(noun)

a branch of mathematics dealing with the study of lines, angles etc

He is studying geometry.

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