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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).


  • (US) IPA(key): /dʒiˈɑmətɹi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʒiːˈɒmɪtɹi/, /ˈdʒɒmɪtɹi/


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.
    • March 14, 2018, Roger Penrose writing in The Guardian, 'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary
      He was extremely highly regarded, in view of his many greatly impressive, sometimes revolutionary, contributions to the understanding of the physics and the geometry of the universe.
    • 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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