### What does **geometry** mean?

# Definitions for geometry

dʒiˈɒm ɪ trige·om·e·t·ry

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **geometry**.

### Princeton's WordNet

geometrynoun

the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

### Wiktionary

geometrynoun

the branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships

geometrynoun

a type of geometry with particular properties

spherical geometry

geometrynoun

the spatial attributes of an object, etc.

### Webster Dictionary

Geometrynoun

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

**Etymology:**[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.]Geometrynoun

a treatise on this science

**Etymology:**[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.]

### Freebase

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Geometry

je-om′e-tri,

*n.*that branch of mathematics which treats of magnitude and its relations: a text-book of geometry.—*ns.***Geom′eter**,**Geometri′cian**, one skilled in geometry.—*adjs.***Geomet′ric**,**-al**.—*adv.***Geomet′rically**.—*v.i.***Geom′etrise**, to study geometry.—*n.***Geom′etrist**. [Fr.*géométrie*—L., Gr.*geometria*—*gē*, the earth,*metron*, a measure.]

### Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

geometry

That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties and measurements of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes. Its usefulness extends to almost every art and science. It is by the assistance of geometry that engineers conduct all their works, take the situation and plans of towers, the distances of places, and the measure of such things as are only accessible to the sight. It is not only an introduction to fortification, but highly necessary to mechanics. On geometry, likewise, depends the theory of gunnery, mining, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of geometry in Chaldean Numerology is:

**4**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of geometry in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**9**

### Examples of geometry in a Sentence

We’re talking about but we have n’t made a firm decision yet of whether to modify the

**geometry**of the Atlantic League strike zone a little bit, the zone that’s actually called by major league umpires is kind of like an oval. And going to a two-dimensional zone that has corners in it is going to be pitcher friendly because you’re adding space to the strike zone.Owing to the

**geometry**of the station’s orbit, we can already exclude the possibility that any fragments will fall over any spot further north than 43N or further south than 43S.There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the

**geometry**.There was a blithe certainty that came from first comprehending the full Einstein field equations, arabesques of Greek letters clinging tenuously to the page, a gossamer web. They seemed insubstantial when you first saw them, a string of squiggles. Yet to follow the delicate tensors as they contracted, as the superscripts paired with subscripts, collapsing mathematically into concrete classical entities-- potential; mass; forces vectoring in a curved

**geometry**-- that was a sublime experience. The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.The existence of these measuring devices implies an advanced knowledge in prehistoric Britain of

**geometry**and of the mathematical properties of circles.

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- geometrieAfrikaans
- علم الهندسة, هندسةArabic
- həndəsəAzerbaijani
- геаме́трыяBelarusian
- геоме́трияBulgarian
- জ্যামিতিBengali
- geometriaCatalan, Valencian
- geometrieCzech
- geometregWelsh
- geometriDanish
- GeometrieGerman
- γεωμετρίαGreek
- geometrioEsperanto
- geometríaSpanish
- geomeetriaEstonian
- هندسهPersian
- geometriaFinnish
- rúmlæra, rúmfrøðiFaroese
- géométrieFrench
- geoiméadracht, céimseataIrish
- xeometríaGalician
- ભૂમિતિGujarati
- גֵּאוֹמֶטְרְיָהHebrew
- रेखा गणित, ज्यामितिHindi
- mértan, geometriaHungarian
- երկրաչափությունArmenian
- geometriIndonesian
- geometrioIdo
- rúmfræðiIcelandic
- geometriaItalian
- 幾何学Japanese
- გეომეტრიაGeorgian
- រេខាគណិតKhmer
- 幾何學, 기하학Korean
- geōmetriaLatin
- geometrijaLithuanian
- ģeometrijaLatvian
- геометријаMacedonian
- geometriMalay
- meetkunde, geometrieDutch
- geometriNorwegian
- geometriaPolish
- geometriaPortuguese
- geometrieRomanian
- геометрияRussian
- геометрија, geometrijaSerbo-Croatian
- geometriaSlovak
- geometrijaSlovene
- gjeometriAlbanian
- geometriSwedish
- jiometriSwahili
- జ్యామితిTelugu
- геометрия, ҳандасаTajik
- เรขาคณิตThai
- heometrya, sukgisanTagalog
- geometriTurkish
- геоме́тріяUkrainian
- hình họcVietnamese

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