|1.||analytical geometry See also non-Euclidean geometry the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties, relationships, and measurement of points, lines, curves, and surfaces|
|2.||a. any branch of geometry using a particular notation or set of assumptions: analytical geometry|
|b. 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|
|[C14: from Latin geōmetria, from Greek, from geōmetrein to measure the land]|
|geometry (jē-ŏm'ĭ-trē) Pronunciation Key
The mathematical study of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, and solids.
the branch of mathematics concerned with the shape of individual objects, spatial relationships among various objects, and the properties of surrounding space. It is one of the oldest branches of mathematics, having arisen in response to such practical problems as those found in surveying, and its name is derived from Greek words meaning "Earth measurement." Eventually it was realized that geometry need not be limited to the study of flat surfaces (plane geometry) and rigid three-dimensional objects (solid geometry) but that even the most abstract thoughts and images might be represented and developed in geometric terms
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