# Definition of geometric in English:

## geometric

(also geometrical)

• 1Relating to geometry, or according to its methods.

• ‘This is a remarkable mathematical theory combining powerful algebraic and geometric methods.’
• ‘We used a geometric method called eigenshape analysis to quantify turritellid shell morphology.’
• ‘Apollonius used his geometric skills to mathematically develop the epicycle theory which would reach its full importance in the work of Ptolemy.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Thus in a sense all cubics could be solved by the Greeks using geometric methods.’
• ‘This discovery was made as Möbius worked on a question on the geometric theory of polyhedra posed by the Académie.’
• ‘Normal maps are used to give additional geometric detail without increasing polygon count.’
• ‘Methods for precise geometric descriptions, necessary for visualization, were formulated later.’
• ‘There is, of course, a tension in this topic between the totally geometric approach and the algebraic approach.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘He also focuses on using geometric algebra to solve problems in graph theory.’
• ‘In 1849 he published Trigonometry and double algebra in which he gave a geometric interpretation of complex numbers.’
• ‘Although I'm reasonable at mental arithmetic, I mostly think geometrically and then must laboriously check my geometric intuition with algebra.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Omar Khayyam gave a complete classification of cubic equations with geometric solutions found by means of intersecting conic sections.’
• ‘He developed a theory of automorphic functions, connecting algebraic and geometric results in his important 1884 book on the icosahedron.’
• ‘In addition, C is only a geometric parameter to describe gross shell morphology, rather than a biological determinant.’
• ‘The Billera-Lee proof gives a geometric construction of one simplicial polytope for each face vector.’
• ‘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.’
• 2Characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes.

‘a geometric pattern’
• ‘The old gentleman places a rug, decorated with geometric animals, on the ground and invites me to sit.’
• ‘Libyan artisans use intricate lines and geometric shapes in their carpets, embroidered goods, jewelry, leather goods, tiles, and pottery.’
• ‘Sets of geometric shapes painted in attractively unnatural enamel colors, the paintings are composed with horizon lines and often light grounds.’
• ‘These tiles are characterized by slender lines, geometric shapes, or more free-form patterns.’
• ‘This season, bold geometric shapes are omnipresent, with various lines in particular adding rhythm and exuberance to the fabrics.’
• ‘There is also a beautiful image of Mondrian's studio, reduced to geometric lines just like a painting in the famous mature Mondrian style.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘My newer ties are splashier, with brightly colored splotches, wildly zigzagging lines, and unusual geometric shapes.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Analysis of protein loop conformations is a notoriously difficult task because they do not have easily identifiable regular geometric patterns.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Linen looks best in simple shapes, with clean geometric lines.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Its form was a beautiful display of geometric symmetry.’
1. 2.1Archaeology Relating to or denoting a period of Greek culture (around 900–700 BC) characterized by geometrically decorated pottery.
• ‘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.’
• ‘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.’
2. 2.2Architecture Relating to or denoting a style of Early English tracery based on the geometry of circles.

### noun

• A geometric pattern.

• ‘Has minimalism been usurped by upfront decoration and a rash of colourful swirls, florals and geometrics, or is less still more?’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Longitudinal and transverse joints determine joint spacing by the overlay pavement thickness and the geometrics of the area to be paved.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Prussia's Heinrich von Bülow, for instance, declared that triangle-based geometrics governed all military maneuvers and therefore all strategic decisions.’
• ‘I think the art is gorgeous - I have a fondness for stylized, art-deco pieces with graceful lines blended with geometrics.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Utzon's key geometrics, the systems of standardisation and repetition, made for economy as well as for logic and beauty.’
• ‘Stencil manufacturers offer a wide variety of design motifs, including florals, fruits, vegetables, geometrics, juvenile themes and architectural elements.’
• ‘The main house was a simple geometric, built with angles slightly askew and curved eaves that broke the harsh lines in a calculated manner.’
• ‘In ties, classic patterns such as regimental stripes, understated geometrics, or even solids are worked in luxurious, textured silks.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘Architecture devolved into primitive geometrics some time ago, but actually appears sober in comparison with the delusional self-parody of modern sculpture.’
• ‘They can be understated and subtle or boldly colored with vivid design elements, such as geometrics or florals.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘In quilting, geometrics have traditionally imposed the formats, the patterns.’

### Origin

Mid 17th century: via French from Latin geometricus, from Greek geōmetrikos, from geōmetrēs (see geometer).

/ˌdʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk/