Definitions for Geometrydʒiˈɒm ɪ tri

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  1. geometry(noun)

    the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

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  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.

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  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

  3. Origin: [F. gomtrie, L. geometria, fr. Gr. , fr. to measure land; ge`a, gh^, the earth + to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of the earth's surface. See Geometer.]

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  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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