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  • n. A mathematician who specializes in geometry.
  • n. Any species of geometrid moth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; a mathematician.
  • n. Any species of geometrid moth; a geometrid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; hence, a mathematician in general.
  • n. A gager.
  • n. In entomology, properly, a larva of any moth of the family Geometridæ; loosely, any larva which is destitute of ventral prolegs, and walks by alternately extending the body and contracting it in the form of a loop with the two ends drawn together.

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

  • n. a mathematician specializing in geometry


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  • From the tweets:

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