# 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 [usually with poss]

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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## Video: pronunciation of 'geometry'

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'

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'

## Example sentences containing 'geometry'

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All those pioneering civilizations who explored geometry produced buildings that reflected it. The Crossing-Place (1993)Something about geometry or shoddy buildings? Times, Sunday Times (2007)His great love within mathematics was geometry, and this turned out to be his lifelong field. Times, Sunday Times (2010)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)We need, all of us, competence in arithmetic and basic geometry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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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.

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