Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to geometry and its methods and principles.
  • adj. Increasing or decreasing in a geometric progression.
  • adj. Using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in design and decoration.
  • adj. Of or relating to properties in algebraic geometry involving algebraically closed fields.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to geometry.
  • adj. increasing or decreasing in a geometric progression.
  • adj. Using simple shapes such as circles, triangles and lines in a decorative object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry.
  • adj. characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to geometry; according to the rules or principles of geometry; done or determined by geometry.
  • Bounded by straight lines and angles; forming straight lines and angles: as, geometric forms; geometrical ornament or markings on an insect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration
  • adj. of or relating to or determined by geometry

Etymologies

From Latin geōmetricus, from Ancient Greek γεωμετρικός (geōmetrikos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Full calf covers elaborately blind-stamped in geometric design over oak boards, spine with lettering label in red morocco paneled in gilt, 6 raised bands.

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  • Subterranean chambers contained exquisite frescos in geometric patterns.

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  • During this period, he also started to experiment with semi-erotic male figures, often with faces that were like sketches in geometric form similar to ancient masks.

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  • The long runs "to space" and the extended passing sequences that build from the back and move in geometric patterns toward the goal are, to my mind, what lend the sport its sometimes transcendent beauty.

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  • In mathematics there is a concept called the geometric average.

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  • To disprove the existence of vampires, Efthimiou relied on a basic math principle known as geometric progression.

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