geometry
noun (plural -tries) Etymology: Middle English geometrie, from Anglo-French, from Latin geometria, from Greek geōmetria, from geōmetrein to measure the earth, from geō- ge- + metron measure — more at measure Date: 14th century 1. a. a branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids; broadly the study of properties of given elements that remain invariant under specified transformations b. a particular type or system of geometry 2. a. configuration b. surface shape 3. an arrangement of objects or parts that suggests geometric figures

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