geometry

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French géométrie, from Latin geometria, from Ancient Greek γεωμετρία(geōmetría, geometry, land-survey), from γεωμέτρης(geōmétrēs, land measurer), from γῆ(, earth, land, country) + -μετρία(-metría, measurement), from μέτρον(métron, a measure).

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  • IPA(key): /dʒiː.ɑ.mɛt.ɹi/

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geometry ‎(countable and uncountable, plural geometries)

  1. (mathematics, uncountable) the branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships
  2. (mathematics, countable) a type of geometry with particular properties
    spherical geometry
  3. (countable) the spatial attributes of an object, etc.
    • 2003, Matt Welsh, Running Linux (page 74)
      Also, certain SCSI controllers need to be told where to find drive geometry in order for Linux to recognize the layout of your drive.

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