
Definition of Geometry
1. Noun. The pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces.
Generic synonyms: Pure Mathematics
Specialized synonyms: Affine Geometry, Elementary Geometry, Euclidean Geometry, Parabolic Geometry, Fractal Geometry, Noneuclidean Geometry, Spherical Geometry, Analytic Geometry, Analytical Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, Solid Geometry, Descriptive Geometry, Projective Geometry
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Derivative terms: Geometric, Geometrical, Geometrical, Geometrician
Definition of Geometry
1. n. That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space.
Definition of Geometry
1. Noun. (mathematics uncountable) the branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics countable) a type of geometry with particular properties ¹
3. Noun. the spatial attributes of an object, etc. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Geometry
1. a branch of mathematics [n TRIES]
Medical Definition of Geometry
1. Origin: F. Geometrie, L. Geometria, fr. Gr, fr. To measure land, the earth + to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of the earth's surface. See Geometer. 1. That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space. 2. A treatise on this science. Analytical, or Coordinate, geometry, that branch of mathematical analysis which has for its object the analytical investigation of the relations and properties of geometrical magnitudes. Descriptive geometry, that part of geometry which treats of the graphic solution of all problems involving three dimensions. Elementary geometry, that part of geometry which treats of the simple properties of straight lines, circles, plane surface, solids bounded by plane surfaces, the sphere, the cylinder, and the right cone. Higher geometry, that pert of geometry which treats of those properties of straight lines, circles, etc, which are less simple in their relations, and of curves and surfaces of the second and higher degrees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Geometry
Literary usage of Geometry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"His first memoir on the subject, entitled 'On a New geometry of Space,' was ...
Nevertheless the invention of the line geometry of space is, as said, ..."
2. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"The scientific eminence of geometry arises from the extreme generality and ...
If all the parts of the universe were regarded as immovable, geometry would ..."
3. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 18001900: Subject Indexby Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"Projective geometry and analytical representation. Patch, M. Mth. A. 30 (1887) 127.
... Analogies of geometry of plane and space. 493 ; 10 (1855) 461. ..."
4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"oblivion mainly owing to the fact that the system of Analytical geometry introduced
by Descartes was far more powerful as a method of research. ..."