# geometrician

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## ge·om·e·try

(jē-ŏm′ĭ-trē)
n. pl. ge·om·e·tries
1.
a. The mathematics of the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids.
b. A system of geometry: Euclidean geometry.
c. A geometry restricted to a class of problems or objects: solid geometry.
d. A book on geometry.
2.
a. Configuration; arrangement.
b. A surface shape.
3. A physical arrangement suggesting geometric forms or lines.

[Middle English geometrie, from Old French, from Latin geōmetria, from Greek geōmetriā, from geōmetrein, to measure land : geō-, geo- + metron, measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

ge·om′e·tri′cian (jē-ŏm′ĭ-trĭsh′ən, jē′ə-mĭ-), ge·om′e·ter n.

## ge•om•e•tri•cian

(dʒiˌɒm ɪˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌdʒi ə mɪ-)

n.
a person skilled in geometry.
[1475–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 geometrician - a mathematician specializing in geometrygeometermathematician - a person skilled in mathematics
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## geometrician

nFachmann m/-frau f m (old)
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Thus, a few days ago, a German geometrician proposed to send a scientific expedition to the steppes of Siberia.
Every intelligent being,' said the geometrician, `must understand the scientific meaning of that figure.
Clearly, he said, we are concerned with that part of geometry which relates to war; for in pitching a camp, or taking up a position, or closing or extending the lines of an army, or any other military manoeuvre, whether in actual battle or on a march, it will make all the difference whether a general is or is not a geometrician.
To make this plain by an example, suppose a geometrician is demonstrating the method of cutting a line in two equal parts.
As the geometrician, when he is asked whether a certain triangle is capable being inscribed in a certain circle
The INFINITE DIVISIBILITY of matter, or, in other words, the INFINITE divisibility of a FINITE thing, extending even to the minutest atom, is a point agreed among geometricians, though not less incomprehensible to common-sense than any of those mysteries in religion, against which the batteries of infidelity have been so industriously leveled.
Moreover, he appreciates simultaneously both the pattern of nature that appeals to the geometrician and that of the artist: he admires the beauty of nature and understands it, but this does not stop him from analysing it and breaking it apart anatomically into fibres and cells.
In 1797 the Italian geometrician Lorenzo Mascheroni has shown that any problem that can be constructed using a straightedge and a compass can be constructed using a compass only.
It is a mistake to claim that the lines a geometrician draws are posterior in ousia to the planes he draws, because these drawn lines are not prior in 'natural' generation to drawn planes.
His profession is being whatever you want him to be: grammarian, orator, geometrician, painter, trainer, soothsayer, rope-dancer, doctor, magician-- a hungry Greek will do anything.
To make this plane by an example: Suppose a geometrician is demonstrating the method of cutting a line in two equal parts.
It led him to declare mathematics something like a fraud and Pascal to write to Fermat that "de Mere has a good mind but is not a geometrician.

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