Meaning of GEOMETRY in English

jēˈämə.trē, -ri also ÷ˈjäm- noun

( -es )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English geometrie, from Middle French, from Latin geometria, from Greek geōmetria, from geōmetrein to measure or survey the earth (from geō- ge- + metrein to measure, from metron measure) + -ia -y — more at measure


a. : a branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids

b. : a particular type or system of geometry

c. : a treatise on geometry


a. : configuration

geometry of an automotive steering linkage

geometry of an optical system

b. : surface shape (as of a mechanical part or a crystal)

3. : an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometrical figures or outlines

the picturesque geometry of spars, masts, ropes, pulleys, and all the busy trappings of a Vineyard fisherman — Samuel Chamberlain

what is of interest to musicians in “Wozzeck” is its geometry , its contrapuntal plan, its structure — Robert Craft

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