- geometrical late 14c., from L. geometricus "of geometry," from geometria (see GEOMETRY (Cf. geometry)) + -AL (Cf. -al). Opposed to arithmetical in ratio, proportion, etc., reflecting the fact that problems of multiplication formerly were dealt with by geometry, not arithmetic. Related: Geometrically.
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Geometrical — Geometric Ge o*met ric, Geometrical Ge o*met ric*al, a. [L. geometricus; Gr. ?: cf. F. g[ e]om[ e]trique.] 1. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
geometrical — adj. Geometrical is used with these nouns: ↑shape … Collocations dictionary
geometrical — geometric UK [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈmetrɪk] or geometrical UK [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈmetrɪk(ə)l] adjective 1) maths relating to the methods and principles of geometry 2) relating to simple shapes, especially when these form regular… … English dictionary
geometrical — geometric [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk] or geometrical [ˌdʒiːəˈmetrɪk(ə)l] adj 1) relating to geometry 2) relating to simple or regular shapes … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
geometrical — geometric, geometrical As with the preceding words, the longer form is about a century older than the shorter one (1552 and 1630 respectively). In this case, the shorter form is dominant in fixed collocations in BrE (geometric mean, geometric… … Modern English usage
geometrical — geometric ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to geometry. 2) (of a design) characterized by or decorated with regular lines and shapes. DERIVATIVES geometrical adjective geometrically adverb … English terms dictionary
geometrical — adjective see geometric … New Collegiate Dictionary
geometrical — adjective a) of, or relating to geometry; geometric b) consisting of lines and simple shapes … Wiktionary
geometrical — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. geometric, plani metric; patterned, designed, symmetric; formal, stylized. See order, numeration. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. rectilinear, curvilinear, regular, square, many sided, multilateral,… … English dictionary for students
geometrical — adj. of or pertaining to geometry; utilizing basic geometric shapes as part of a decoration or design (i.e. circles, triangles, etc.) … English contemporary dictionary