# Definition of 'geometry'

1. uncountable noun

Geometry is the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relationships of lines,
angles, curves, and shapes.

...the very ordered way in which mathematics and geometry describe nature.

2. uncountable noun

The geometry of an object is its shape or the relationship of its parts to each other.

They have tinkered with the geometry of the car's nose.

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noun

1.

the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties, relationships, and measurement of points, lines, curves, and surfaces

See also analytical geometry, non-Euclidean geometry2.

3.

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## Word origin of 'geometry'

C14: from Latin geōmetria, from Greek, from geōmetrein to measure the land nounWord forms: plural geˈometries

1.

the branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, planes, and figures, and examines their properties, measurement, and mutual relations in space

see also plane geometry, solid geometry2.

a book about geometry

3.

a specific system of geometry

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## Word origin of 'geometry'

ME geometrie < OFr < L geometria < Gr geōmetria < geōmetrein, to measure the earth < gē, earth + metria, measurement < metrein, to measure: for IE base, see meter1## Example sentences containing 'geometry'

The Crossing-Place (1993)

Something about geometry or shoddy buildings?

Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2010)Only 16 per cent of children now take a geometry set to school and just one in five packs a dictionary.

The Sun (2011)A study of primary school pupils suggested some would be good at geometry but not algebra so they needed to practise the weaker subject more.

The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012)## Word Lists

Branches of mathematics## Trends of 'geometry'

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## Translations for 'geometry'

British English: geometry NOUN

*Geometry*is the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relationships of lines, angles, curves, and shapes....the very ordered way in which mathematics and geometry describe nature.## Source

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