## Dictionary: GE-O-MET'RIC, or GE-O-MET'RIC-AL – GER-MAN'IC

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GE-O-MET'RIC, or GE-O-MET'RIC-AL, a. [Gr. γεωμετρικος.]

1. Pertaining to geometry.
2. According to the rules or principles of geometry; done by geometry.
3. Disposed according to geometry. Geometrical progression, is when the terms increase or decrease by equal ratios; as, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 32, 16, 8, 4, 2.

According to the rules or laws of geometry.

GE-OM-E-TRI'CIAN, n.

One skilled in geometry; a geometer. Watts.

GE-OM'E-TRIZE, v.t.

To act according to the laws of geometry; to perform geometrically. Boyle.

GE-OM'E-TRY, n. [Gr. γεωμετρια; γη, the earth, and μετρον, measure.]

Originally and properly, the art of measuring the earth, or any distances or dimensions on it. But geometry now denotes the science of magnitude in general, comprehending the doctrines and relations of whatever is susceptible of augmentation and diminution; as, the mensuration of lines, surfaces, solids, velocity, weight, &c., with their various relations. Bailey. Encyc.

GE'O-MOR-PHY, n. [Gr. γη, earth, and μορφη, form.]

The science which treats of the measurement of the earth and of its great terrestrial divisions. This science is called geodesy.

GE-O-PON'IC, a. [Gr. γη, the earth, and πονος, labor.]

Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture.

GE-O-PON'ICS, n.

The art or science of cultivating the earth. Evelyn.

GE'O-RA-MA, n. [Gr. γη, the earth, and ὁραμα, view.]

An instrument or machine which exhibits a very complete view of the earth, invented in Paris. It is a hollow sphere of forty feet diameter, formed by thirty-six bars of iron representing the parallels and meridians, and covered with a bluish cloth, intended to represent seas and lakes. The land, mountains and rivers are painted on paper and pasted on this cover. Journ. of Science.

GEORGE, n.

1. A figure of St. George on horseback, worn by knights of the garter. Shak.
2. A brown loaf. Dryden.

GEORGE-NO'BLE, n.

A gold coin in the time of Henry VIII. of the value of 6s. 8d. sterling.

GEOR'GIC, a.

Relating to the doctrine of agriculture and rural affairs.

GEOR'GIC, n. [Gr. γεωργικος, rustic; γη and εργον, labor.]

A rural poem; a poetical composition on the subject of husbandry, containing rules for cultivating lands, in a poetical dress; as, the Georgics of Virgil.

GEOR'GI-UM-SI-DUS, n. [See HERSCHEL.]

GE-OS'CO-PY, n. [Gr. γη and σκοπεω.]

Knowledge of the earth, ground or soil, obtained by inspection. Chambers.

GE-OT'IC, a. [Gr. γη, earth.]

Belonging to earth; terrestrial.

GE-RA'NI-UM, n. [L. from Gr. γερανιον, from γερανος, a crane.]

Crane's bill, a genus of plants, of numerous species, some of which are cultivated for their fragrance or the beauty of their flowers.

GE'RENT, a. [L. gerens.]

Bearing; used in Vicegerent.

GER-FAL'CON, n. [See GYRFALCON.]

GERM, n. [L. germen.]

1. In botany, the ovary or seed-bud of a plant, the rudiment of fruit yet in embryo. It is the base or lower part of the pistil, which in the progress of vegetation swells and becomes the seed-vessel. Martyn. Milne.
2. Origin; first principle; that from which any thing springs; as, the germ of civil liberty, or of prosperity.

GER'MAN, a.1 [L. germanus, a brother; Fr. germain.]

1. Cousins german, are the sons or daughters of brothers or sisters; first cousins.
2. Related. [Obs.] Shak.

GER'MAN, a.2

Belonging to Germany.

GER'MAN, n.

A native of Germany; and by ellipsis, the German language.

GER-MAN'DER, n.

The popular name of several plants, as the rock germander, of the genus Veronica, and the common and water germander, of the genus Teucrium.

GER-MAN'IC, a.

Pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic body or confederacy.