geometry

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French géométrie, from Latin geometria, from Ancient Greek γεωμετρία (geometría, geometry, land-survey), from γεωμετρέω (geometréo, to practice or to profess geometry, to measure, to survey land), back-formation from γεωμέτρης (geométrēs, land measurer), from γῆ (, earth, land, country) + μετρέω (metréō, to measure, to count) or -μετρία (-metria, measurement), from μέτρον (metron, a measure).

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  • IPA(key): /dʒiː.ɑ.mɛt.ɹi/

NounEdit

geometry (countable and uncountable, plural geometries)

  1. (mathematics, uncountable) the branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships
  2. (mathematics, countable) a type of geometry with particular properties
    spherical geometry
  3. (countable) the spatial attributes of an object, etc.

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Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 01:18