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When he was tired he rested himself by the solving of a geometrical problem.

The geometrical construction is that of the pendentives of all domes.

This entire number is geometrical and contains the rule or law of generation.

There are forces in the world which work, not in an arithmetical, but in a geometrical ratio of increase.

We advance not in arithmetical but in geometrical progression.

Or, how could the surfaces of geometrical figures have formed solids?

Let us now assign the geometrical forms to their respective elements.

Are they not divided by an interval which no geometrical ratio can express?

He proceeds with geometrical exactness in all his transactions.

The tracery is geometrical, and the shafts in the angles of the splays are banded.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin geometricus "of geometry," from geometria (see geometry) + -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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GEOMETRICAL

geometric

adjectivepertaining to points, lines, angels and figures used in geometry
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