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1. A person skilled in geometry.
2. See geometrid.

[From Latin geōmetrēs, geometrician; see geometrid.]


(dʒɪˈɒmɪtə) or


(Mathematics) a person who is practised in or who studies geometry


(dʒiˈɒm ɪ tər)

2. a geometrid moth or larva.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin geōmeter, for Latin geōmetrēs < Greek geōmétrēs=geō- geo- + -metrēs, derivative of métron measure]
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The long chains of simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to reach the conclusions of their most difficult demonstrations, had led me to imagine that all things, to the knowledge of which man is competent, are mutually connected in the same way, and that there is nothing so far removed from us as to be beyond our reach, or so hidden that we cannot discover it, provided only we abstain from accepting the false for the true, and always preserve in our thoughts the order necessary for the deduction of one truth from another.
Accordingly I wrote to Professor Miller, of Cambridge, and this geometer has kindly read over the following statement, drawn up from his information, and tells me that it is strictly correct:-
While the journal is hosted by the said general relativists and differential geometers, it does not oppose alternative views: it acknowledges the two kinds of "alternative" (not one): the categorically superior "alternative" and the simple (ordinary) "alternative" (which can be either inferior or relatively on-par at times).
However, Schein believes that Goldberg's shapes or cages, as geometers call them are not polyhedra.
Established in 1995, his studio today numbers about seventy craftsmen, architects, geometers and art historians.
According to John Morgan, founding director, the goal of the center is to bring together mathematicians--in particular, geometers and theoretical physicists--to inform and learn from each other, and to work on problems of common interest with the long-range goal of better understanding connections that, once understood, will transform each subject.
By seeing the transcendental conditions for geometry's elements, the philosopher can correct the flaws within Euclidean starting points, and in so doing, solve problems that have bedeviled geometers for ages (such as Euclid's "parallel postulate").
However, Descartes favors his algebra as more transparent (it provides clearer access to how the conclusion is generated), more general (since applicable to several kinds of problems) and heuristically more powerful (it allowed Descartes to find solutions to problems that had baffled ancient geometers such as Pappus' four-line locus problem).
27) This static conception of energeiai, 'actualities,' is meant to do what the opseis of the geometers do.
A team of four authors examine the methods and results created by the major geometers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, for upper-level undergraduate students of mathematics.
Shahid [17] studied CR-submanifolds of a Kaehler Product manifold and followed by several geometers [1], [2].