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adjective
1Relating to geometry, or according to its methods.
- ‘There is, of course, a tension in this topic between the totally geometric approach and the algebraic approach.’
- ‘This is a remarkable mathematical theory combining powerful algebraic and geometric methods.’
- ‘A simple example of numerical integration is estimating the area of a geometric figure by randomly throwing darts at it and counting the hits and misses.’
- ‘In 1984 Jones discovered an astonishing relationship between von Neumann algebras and geometric topology.’
- ‘Omar Khayyam gave a complete classification of cubic equations with geometric solutions found by means of intersecting conic sections.’
- ‘The Billera-Lee proof gives a geometric construction of one simplicial polytope for each face vector.’
- ‘Methods for precise geometric descriptions, necessary for visualization, were formulated later.’
- ‘He developed a theory of automorphic functions, connecting algebraic and geometric results in his important 1884 book on the icosahedron.’
- ‘Although I'm reasonable at mental arithmetic, I mostly think geometrically and then must laboriously check my geometric intuition with algebra.’
- ‘In 1849 he published Trigonometry and double algebra in which he gave a geometric interpretation of complex numbers.’
- ‘This discovery was made as Möbius worked on a question on the geometric theory of polyhedra posed by the Académie.’
- ‘Apollonius used his geometric skills to mathematically develop the epicycle theory which would reach its full importance in the work of Ptolemy.’
- ‘He also focuses on using geometric algebra to solve problems in graph theory.’
- ‘They also serve to illustrate why it is easy to confuse the various geometric forms represented by sets of numeric indices unless one is aware of these conventions.’
- ‘One of the underlying insights of topology is that some geometric problems depend not on the precise shape of objects but only on the way they are connected.’
- ‘Thus in a sense all cubics could be solved by the Greeks using geometric methods.’
- ‘In the next 2000 years no one found an exact geometric method for 7-gons or 9-gons but also no one had proved it was impossible to construct such regular polygons.’
- ‘In addition, C is only a geometric parameter to describe gross shell morphology, rather than a biological determinant.’
- ‘We used a geometric method called eigenshape analysis to quantify turritellid shell morphology.’
- ‘Normal maps are used to give additional geometric detail without increasing polygon count.’
2Characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes:
‘a geometric pattern’- ‘There is also a beautiful image of Mondrian's studio, reduced to geometric lines just like a painting in the famous mature Mondrian style.’
- ‘My newer ties are splashier, with brightly colored splotches, wildly zigzagging lines, and unusual geometric shapes.’
- ‘Linen looks best in simple shapes, with clean geometric lines.’
- ‘Sets of geometric shapes painted in attractively unnatural enamel colors, the paintings are composed with horizon lines and often light grounds.’
- ‘Analysis of protein loop conformations is a notoriously difficult task because they do not have easily identifiable regular geometric patterns.’
- ‘The old gentleman places a rug, decorated with geometric animals, on the ground and invites me to sit.’
- ‘I opened my eyes to a net of pale blue moonlight and shadows thrown across whitewashed walls and ceiling decorated with geometric bas-reliefs in cracked and stained plaster.’
- ‘The result is a remarkably regular, geometric pattern, as his two untitled pieces from 1997 demonstrate.’
- ‘In four new paintings comprising his recent solo show, ribbons give way to a system of lines and ovoid shapes contained within large geometric fields of color.’
- ‘Libyan artisans use intricate lines and geometric shapes in their carpets, embroidered goods, jewelry, leather goods, tiles, and pottery.’
- ‘This season, bold geometric shapes are omnipresent, with various lines in particular adding rhythm and exuberance to the fabrics.’
- ‘Its form was a beautiful display of geometric symmetry.’
- ‘Dr. Just said that the brain could interpret letters either spatially, as geometric shapes, or linguistically, by the names of the letters.’
- ‘Zanzibar doorways, decorated with geometric patterns, offer a glimpse of the island's Arabic history and tradition.’
- ‘These tiles are characterized by slender lines, geometric shapes, or more free-form patterns.’
- ‘On this magnificent necklace, worn by either a young woman or man, the beadworker has skillfully played with colors and geometric shapes.’
- ‘Lemmer's geometric, symmetrical sculptures are clearly variations on a theme.’
- ‘In stunning detail, pilots and crew describe a range of geometric forms and lights inconsistent with known aircraft or natural phenomena.’
- ‘Quilting designs may carry across the quilt ignoring seam lines in fancy or plain geometric patterns.’
- ‘The geometric shapes and patterns rendered in pencil, ink and watercolor on graph paper are suggestive of spiritual emblems taken from a variety of religions.’
- 2.1Archaeology Relating to or denoting a period of Greek culture (around 900–700 bc) characterized by geometrically decorated pottery.
- ‘This tradition has its roots in the Protogeometric and Geometric periods and perhaps continues into Classical and Hellenistic times at Lato.’
- ‘His paper ‘Gifts to the Heroes in Geometric and Archaic Greece’ usefully broached the topic of the actual artefacts offered in hero-cult.’
- ‘The horse's head, with a cropped mane that recalls artifacts from ancient Greece's Geometric period, is also gilt, and it is considerably more detailed than the body.’
- ‘The beginning of the video shows us the stylized stick figures of the Geometric period and then moves on to close-ups of the beautifully carved and painted images of figures of the early Classical era.’
- ‘This area along the north slope of the Areiopagos was one of the richest cemeteries of early Athens, in continuous use from the Mycenaean period well into the Geometric era.’
- 2.2Architecture Relating to or denoting a style of Early English tracery based on the geometry of circles.
noun
A geometric pattern.
- ‘Longitudinal and transverse joints determine joint spacing by the overlay pavement thickness and the geometrics of the area to be paved.’
- ‘Prussia's Heinrich von Bülow, for instance, declared that triangle-based geometrics governed all military maneuvers and therefore all strategic decisions.’
- ‘Stencil manufacturers offer a wide variety of design motifs, including florals, fruits, vegetables, geometrics, juvenile themes and architectural elements.’
- ‘Has minimalism been usurped by upfront decoration and a rash of colourful swirls, florals and geometrics, or is less still more?’
- ‘Manufacturers are showing plaids, geometrics, ribbons, floral and leaf patterns, and other interesting configurations this year.’
- ‘The entire collection proclaims the graphic and the geometric.’
- ‘Each one-of-a-kind creation - printed by hand on an antique letterpress - comes in vibrant colors and fun motifs: cool geometrics, dainty flowers, pop butterflies.’
- ‘If you take the essence of form as it can be perfectly communicated and as it is absolutely most universal you do reach geometrics and mathematics.’
- ‘When decorating with modern style bedding, especially with bold colors and geometrics, it is very important to keep a modern, uncluttered look in the bedroom.’
- ‘For example, she replaces bold geometrics with abstracted natural patterns in floor-coverings and uses branch-like forms overhead to make ceilings reminiscent of tree canopies.’
- ‘‘When we overlay, we look at all the geometrics of the highway,’ Lemire said.’
- ‘I think the art is gorgeous - I have a fondness for stylized, art-deco pieces with graceful lines blended with geometrics.’
- ‘They can be understated and subtle or boldly colored with vivid design elements, such as geometrics or florals.’
- ‘Based on what we know about the unusual geometrics of solid state borides, it's just a matter of time until we find weird C-C bonding in carbides.’
- ‘In quilting, geometrics have traditionally imposed the formats, the patterns.’
- ‘Fabrics with broken stripes, abstract geometrics and some with textured surface dots will please those who prefer timeless designs and dislike floral effects on clothing.’
- ‘Architecture devolved into primitive geometrics some time ago, but actually appears sober in comparison with the delusional self-parody of modern sculpture.’
- ‘Utzon's key geometrics, the systems of standardisation and repetition, made for economy as well as for logic and beauty.’
- ‘In ties, classic patterns such as regimental stripes, understated geometrics, or even solids are worked in luxurious, textured silks.’
- ‘The main house was a simple geometric, built with angles slightly askew and curved eaves that broke the harsh lines in a calculated manner.’
Origin
Mid 17th century: via French from Latin geometricus, from Greek geōmetrikos, from geōmetrēs (see geometer).
Pronunciation
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