# geometry

[jee-om-i-tree] /dʒiˈɒm ɪ tri/
noun, plural geometries.
1.
the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space from their defining conditions by means of certain assumed properties of space.
2.
any specific system of this that operates in accordance with a specific set of assumptions:
Euclidean geometry.
3.
the study of this branch of mathematics.
4.
a book on this study, especially a textbook.
5.
the shape or form of a surface or solid.
6.
a design or arrangement of objects in simple rectilinear or curvilinear form.
Origin of geometry
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin geōmetria < Greek geōmetría. See geo-, -metry
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• This is the first problem that a student meets in most American geometries.

David Eugene Smith
• The number of geometries compatible with these premises will be limited.

• For instance, we might know that in non-Euclidean geometries, parallels meet.

• The real criterion then of all geometries is neither truth, conformability nor necessity, but consistency and convenience.

Robert T. Browne
British Dictionary definitions for geometries

## geometry

/dʒɪˈɒmɪtrɪ/
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 geometry
2.
1. any branch of geometry using a particular notation or set of assumptions: analytical geometry
2. any branch of geometry referring to a particular set of objects: solid geometry
3.
a shape, configuration, or arrangement
4.
(arts) the shape of a solid or a surface
Word Origin
C14: from Latin geōmetria, from Greek, from geōmetrein to measure the land
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Word Origin and History for geometries

## geometry

n.

early 14c., from Old French géométrie (12c.), from Latin geometria, from Greek geometria "measurement of earth or land; geometry," from comb. form of ge "earth, land" (see Gaia) + -metria (see -metry).

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geometries in Science
 geometry   (jē-ŏm'ĭ-trē)    The mathematical study of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, and solids.
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geometries in Culture

### geometry definition

The branch of mathematics that treats the properties, measurement, and relations of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. (See Euclid and plane geometry.)

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