Geometric

Definition of Geometric

Ge`o`met´ric
a.1.Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.
2.(Art) characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration; as, a buffalo hide painted with red and black geometrical designs.
Geometrical curve
Same as Algebraic curve; - so called because their different points may be constructed by the operations of elementary geometry.
Geometric lathe
an instrument for engraving bank notes, etc., with complicated patterns of interlacing lines; - called also cycloidal engine.
Geometrical pace
a measure of five feet.
Geometric pen
an instrument for drawing geometric curves, in which the movements of a pen or pencil attached to a revolving arm of adjustable length may be indefinitely varied by changing the toothed wheels which give motion to the arm.
Geometrical plane
(Persp.) the same as Ground plane .
Geometrical progression
See under Progression, Proportion and Ratio.
Geometrical radius
in gearing, the radius of the pitch circle of a cogwheel.
Geometric spider
(Zool.) one of many species of spiders, which spin a geometrical web. They mostly belong to Epeira and allied genera, as the garden spider. See Garden spider.
- Knight.
Geometric square
a portable instrument in the form of a square frame for ascertaining distances and heights by measuring angles.
Geometrical staircase
one in which the stairs are supported by the wall at one end only.
Geometrical tracery
in architecture and decoration, tracery arranged in geometrical figures.

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beaux arts, fine arts, geometrical, nonrepresentational
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