# Geometry

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Geometry
Mathematics Math`e*mat"ics, n. [F. math['e]matiques, pl., L. mathematica, sing., Gr. ? (sc. ?) science. See {Mathematic}, and {-ics}.] That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations. [1913 Webster]

Note: Mathematics embraces three departments, namely: 1. {Arithmetic}. 2. {Geometry}, including {Trigonometry} and {Conic Sections}. 3. {Analysis}, in which letters are used, including {Algebra}, {Analytical Geometry}, and {Calculus}. Each of these divisions is divided into pure or abstract, which considers magnitude or quantity abstractly, without relation to matter; and mixed or applied, which treats of magnitude as subsisting in material bodies, and is consequently interwoven with physical considerations. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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• Geometry — (Greek γεωμετρία ; geo = earth, metria = measure) is a part of mathematics concerned with questions of size, shape, and relative position of figures and with properties of space. Geometry is one of the oldest sciences. Initially a body of… …   Wikipedia

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• geometry — [jē äm′ə trē] n. pl. geometries [ME geometrie < OFr < L geometria < Gr geōmetria < geōmetrein, to measure the earth < gē, earth + metria, measurement < metrein, to measure: for IE base, see METER1] 1. the branch of mathematics… …   English World dictionary

• geometry — early 14c., from O.Fr. géométrie (12c.), from L. geometria, from Gk. geometria measurement of earth or land; geometry, from comb. form of ge earth, land + metria (see METRY (Cf. metry)) …   Etymology dictionary

• geometry — ► NOUN (pl. geometries) 1) the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, and solids. 2) the shape and relative arrangement of the parts of something. DERIVATIVES geometrician noun. ORIGIN Greek …   English terms dictionary

• geometry — /jee om i tree/, n. 1. the branch of mathematics that deals with the deduction of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, and figures in space from their defining conditions by means of certain assumed properties… …   Universalium

• geometry — Although various laws concerning lines and angles were known to the Egyptians and the Pythagoreans, the systematic treatment of geometry by the axiomatic method began with the Elements of Euclid . From a small number of explicit axioms,… …   Philosophy dictionary

• geometry — [[t]ʤiɒ̱mɪtri[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Geometry is the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relationships of lines, angles, curves, and shapes. ...the very ordered way in which mathematics and geometry describe nature. 2) N UNCOUNT:… …   English dictionary

• geometry — noun a) The branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships. spherical geometry b) A type of geometry with particular properties. See Also: geometer, geometrical …   Wiktionary

• geometry — n. descriptive; Euclidean; plane; projective; solid geometry * * * [dʒɪ ɒmɪtrɪ] Euclidean plane projective solid geometry descriptive …   Combinatory dictionary