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Meaning of GEOMETRY

Pronunciation:  jee'âmitree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

GEOMETRY is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: analytic geometry, analytical geometry, coordinate geometry, descriptive geometry, elementary geometry, Euclidean geometry, fractal geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, parabolic geometry, plane geometry, projective geometry, pure mathematics, solid geometry, spherical geometry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ge*om"e*try\, n.; pl. {Geometries}[F. g['e]om['e]trie,
L. geometria, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to measure land; ge`a, gh^,
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 Co["o]rdinate}, {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

{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.