geometric
or geometrical adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. of, relating to, or according to the methods or principles of geometry b. increasing in a geometric progression <
geometric population growth
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2. capitalized of or relating to a style of ancient Greek pottery characterized by geometric decorative motifs 3. a. utilizing rectilinear or simple curvilinear motifs or outlines in design b. of or relating to art based on simple geometric shapes (as straight lines, circles, or squares) <
geometric abstractions
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geometrically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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