geometrical


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ge·o·met·ric

 (jē′ə-mĕt′rĭk) also ge·o·met·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to geometry and its methods and principles.
b. Increasing or decreasing in a geometric progression.
2. Using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in design and decoration.
3. Of or relating to properties in algebraic geometry involving algebraically closed fields.

ge′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

geometrical

A unit of measure of plane angle equal to 1⁄360 of the circumference of a circle (1 circle = 360°).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.geometrical - of or relating to or determined by geometry
2.geometrical - characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration; "a buffalo hide painted with red and black geometric designs"
beaux arts, fine arts - the study and creation of visual works of art
nonrepresentational - of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
Translations

geometrical

[dʒɪəʊˈmɛtrɪkl] geometric [dʒɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk] adjgeometrico/a
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That's geometrical progression - you know how that piles up.
A man cannot tell whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more trifler; whereof the one, would make a personage by geometrical proportions; the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent.
Among the branches of philosophy, I had, at an earlier period, given some attention to logic, and among those of the mathematics to geometrical analysis and algebra, -- three arts or sciences which ought, as I conceived, to contribute something to my design.
If the Sperm Whale be physiognomically a Sphinx, to the phrenologist his brain seems that geometrical circle which it is impossible to square.
But if we are allowed to sit at meat with her,--ever a royal condescension,--it is ours at least to pass her the salt, to see that she is never kept waiting a moment for the mustard or the pepper, to cut the bread for her with geometrical precision, and to lean as near her warm shoulder as we dare to pour out for her the sacred wine.
Only when we have admitted the conception of the infinitely small, and the resulting geometrical progression with a common ratio of one tenth, and have found the sum of this progression to infinity, do we reach a solution of the problem.
Let the reader picture to himself a series of visages presenting successively all geometrical forms, from the triangle to the trapezium, from the cone to the polyhedron; all human expressions, from wrath to lewdness; all ages, from the wrinkles of the new-born babe to the wrinkles of the aged and dying; all religious phantasmagories, from Faun to Beelzebub; all animal profiles, from the maw to the beak, from the jowl to the muzzle.
Every scheme of this caliber is completed by its results, like a geometrical calculation.
The objects of geometrical inquiry are so entirely abstracted from those pursuits which stir up and put in motion the unruly passions of the human heart, that mankind, without difficulty, adopt not only the more simple theorems of the science, but even those abstruse paradoxes which, however they may appear susceptible of demonstration, are at variance with the natural conceptions which the mind, without the aid of philosophy, would be led to entertain upon the subject.
It will be obvious, to every child in Spaceland who has touched the threshold of Geometrical Studies, that, if I can bring my eye so that its glance may bisect an angle (A) of the approaching stranger, my view will lie as it were evenly between his two sides that are next to me (viz.
In the next chapter the Struggle for Existence amongst all organic beings throughout the world, which inevitably follows from their high geometrical powers of increase, will be treated of.
He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle.