# Definition of geometry

### Definitions

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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### Definitions

noun

1. the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties, relationships, and measurement of points, lines, curves, and surfaces. → analytical geometry, non-Euclidean geometry

2.

3. a shape, configuration, or arrangement

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### Word origin of 'geometry'

C14: from Latin geōmetria, from Greek, from geōmetrein to measure the land### Definitions

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 geometry

2. 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 art of geometry he adored because it was full of startling harmonies and beauty that arose out of the simplest axioms. THE BROKEN GOD

He said, `So in trying to produce anti-gravity, we are trying to alter the geometry of the Universe. THE COMPLETE STORIES VOLUME 2

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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.## Nearby words of 'geometry'

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