geometer


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ge·om·e·ter

 (jē-ŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A person skilled in geometry.
2. See geometrid.

[From Latin geōmetrēs, geometrician; see geometrid.]

geometer

(dʒɪˈɒmɪtə) or

geometrician

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

ge•om•e•ter

(dʒiˈɒm ɪ tər)

n.
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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Noun1.geometer - a mathematician specializing in geometrygeometer - a mathematician specializing in geometry
mathematician - a person skilled in mathematics
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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:-
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.
His dialogue, Timaeus, pictured the "maker and father of the universe" as a geometer and presented an argument that God's existence is an eikos logos--a likely account.
Besides being a scientist, a geometer like Euclid and a mathematician, Pythagoras was a theologian, an aspect of his life that we rarely hear of.
Lemence of the University of the Philippines Diliman is perhaps the foremost differential geometer in the country, having almost single-handedly promoted research and interest in Riemannian and complex manifolds.
A lot of people say that fullerenes are convex polyhedra, but from the point of view of a geometer, the faces of a polyhedron must be planar," says Schein.
The implication of this seems to be that a geometer both does and does not know geometrical truths.
It may be confusing because Goldberg called them polyhedra, a perfectly sensible name to a graph theorist, but to a geometer, polyhedra require planar faces," Schein said.
Delicious provides a communal repository of website links, and with Geometer, a class can render sophisticated mathematical drawings.
Infinite Measure: Learning to Design in Geometric Harmony with Art, Architecture, and Nature" is a 400 page compendium in which geometer and theater designer Rachel Fletcher (New York School of interior Design), Rachel Fletcher provides visual designers of all disciplines and art forms with geometric methods and techniques for composing spaces and places harmoniously.
Cox (mathematics, Amherst College, Massachusetts) admits that he is an algebraic geometer by training, and number theory is more of an avocation, so his treatment of the phenomenon may be somewhat unorthodox.
I was particularly spellbound by the mighty mind of John Martineau, an acclaimed geometer, author and publisher.