HyperDic: geometry

English > 1 sense of the word geometry:
NOUNcognitiongeometrythe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
geometry > pronunciation
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > geometry: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces.
Category ofcircumscribeTo draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
congruentcoinciding when superimposed
conic section, conic(geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
constructDraw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions
diagonal(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
duality(geometry) the interchangeability of the roles of points and planes in the theorems of projective geometry
eccentricity(geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section
inclination, angle of inclination(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
incongruentnot congruent
inscribeDraw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
lemniscateAny of several plane algebraic curves in the shape of a figure eight
normalforming a right angle
pencilA figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
rightHaving the axis perpendicular to the base
section, plane section(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
square, foursquare(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles
superposition(geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
translatechange the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
truncateReplace a corner by a plane
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narroweraffine geometryThe geometry of affine transformations
analytic geometry, analytical geometry, coordinate geometryThe use of algebra to study geometric properties
elementary geometry, parabolic geometry, Euclidean geometry(mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axioms
fractal geometry(mathematics) the geometry of fractals
non-Euclidean geometry(mathematics) geometry based on axioms different from Euclid's
plane geometryThe geometry of 2-dimensional figures
projective geometry, descriptive geometryThe geometry of properties that remain invariant under projection
solid geometryThe geometry of 3-dimensional space
spherical geometry(mathematics) the geometry of figures on the surface of a sphere
Broaderpure mathematicsThe branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
Catalangeometria, geometría
Adjectivesgeometric, geometricalof or relating to or determined by geometry
geometricalcharacterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration
Nounsgeometriciana mathematician specializing in geometry

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