Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry.
  • adjective (Art) characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration.
  • adjective Same as Algebraic curve; -- so called because their different points may be constructed by the operations of elementary geometry.
  • adjective an instrument for engraving bank notes, etc., with complicated patterns of interlacing lines; -- called also cycloidal engine.
  • adjective a measure of five feet.
  • adjective an instrument for drawing geometric curves, in which the movements of a pen or pencil attached to a revolving arm of adjustable length may be indefinitely varied by changing the toothed wheels which give motion to the arm.
  • adjective (Persp.) the same as Ground plane .
  • adjective See under Progression, Proportion and Ratio.
  • adjective in gearing, the radius of the pitch circle of a cogwheel.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) one of many species of spiders, which spin a geometrical web. They mostly belong to Epeira and allied genera, as the garden spider. See Garden spider.
  • adjective a portable instrument in the form of a square frame for ascertaining distances and heights by measuring angles.
  • adjective one in which the stairs are supported by the wall at one end only.
  • adjective in architecture and decoration, tracery arranged in geometrical figures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

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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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  • Subterranean chambers contained exquisite frescos in geometric patterns.

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  • Subterranean chambers contained exquisite frescos in geometric patterns.

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  • Before we knew it, our number of visitors had multiplied in geometric progression.

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