geometrical

geometrical
a) of, or relating to geometry; geometric
b) consisting of lines and simple shapes

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  • geometrical — late 14c., from L. geometricus of geometry, from geometria (see GEOMETRY (Cf. geometry)) + AL (Cf. al). Opposed to arithmetical in ratio, proportion, etc., reflecting the fact that problems of multiplication formerly were dealt with by geometry,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Geometrical — Geometric Ge o*met ric, Geometrical Ge o*met ric*al, a. [L. geometricus; Gr. ?: cf. F. g[ e]om[ e]trique.] 1. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geometrical — adj. Geometrical is used with these nouns: ↑shape …   Collocations dictionary

  • geometrical — geometric UK [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈmetrɪk] or geometrical UK [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈmetrɪk(ə)l] adjective 1) maths relating to the methods and principles of geometry 2) relating to simple shapes, especially when these form regular… …   English dictionary

  • geometrical — geometric [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk] or geometrical [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk(ə)l] adj 1) relating to geometry 2) relating to simple or regular shapes …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • geometrical — geometric, geometrical As with the preceding words, the longer form is about a century older than the shorter one (1552 and 1630 respectively). In this case, the shorter form is dominant in fixed collocations in BrE (geometric mean, geometric… …   Modern English usage

  • geometrical — geometric ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to geometry. 2) (of a design) characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes. DERIVATIVES geometrical adjective geometrically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Geometrical frustration — is a phenomenon in condensed matter physics in which the geometrical properties of the atomic lattice forbid the existence of a unique ground state, resulting in a nonzero residual entropy. The most important consequence of this is that the… …   Wikipedia

  • geometrical series — (mathematics) A series progressing by constant ratio • • • Main Entry: ↑series …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geometrical curve — Geometric Ge o*met ric, Geometrical Ge o*met ric*al, a. [L. geometricus; Gr. ?: cf. F. g[ e]om[ e]trique.] 1. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geometrical pace — Geometric Ge o*met ric, Geometrical Ge o*met ric*al, a. [L. geometricus; Gr. ?: cf. F. g[ e]om[ e]trique.] 1. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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