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geometric +‎ -al


  • IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒi.oʊˈmɛt.ɹɪk.əl/, /ˌd͡ʒi.əˈmɛt.ɹɪk.əl/


geometrical (comparative more geometrical, superlative most geometrical)

  1. Of, or relating to geometry; geometric.
    • 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “The Humours and Dispositions of the Laputians Described. []”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. [], volume II, London: [] Benj[amin] Motte, [], →OCLC, part III (A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdribb, Luggnagg, and Japan), page 26:
      Their Ideas are perpetually converſant in Lines and Figures. If they would, for example, praiſe the Beauty of a Woman, or any other Animal, they deſcribe it by Rhombs, Circles, Parallelograms, Ellipſes, and other Geometrical Terms, or by Words of Art drawn from Muſick, needleſs here to repeat.
  2. (of a design) Consisting of lines and simple shapes.
  3. (of a staircase) Having the stairs supported by the wall at one end only.

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