Meaning of GEOMETRY in English



Pronunciation: j ē - ' ä-m ə -tr ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -tries

Etymology: Middle English geometrie, from Anglo-French, from Latin geometria, from Greek ge ō metria, from ge ō metrein to measure the earth, from ge ō - ge- + metron measure ― more at MEASURE

Date: 14th century

1 a : a branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids broadly : the study of properties of given elements that remain invariant under specified transformations b : a particular type or system of geometry

2 a : CONFIGURATION b : surface shape

3 : an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures

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