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geometric progression a sequence of terms, such as 1, 4, 16, 64, 256, in which the ratio of each term to its predecessor is always the same.
geometrid of, pertaining to, or belonging to a family of broad-winged moths, the larvae of which are called measuring worms. [2 definitions]
geometry the mathematical study of planar or spatial objects such as points, lines, planes, and solid figures. [3 definitions]
geomorphology the study of the origin, development, and configuration of topographic forms.
geophagy the practice of eating earthy matter such as clay or chalk, as during a famine or as a symptom of mental illness.
geophone a sensitive electronic receiver designed to detect seismic vibrations.
geophysics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of physics that deals with matters relevant to geology and includes oceanography, meteorology, seismology, and the like.
geopolitics (used with a sing. verb) the study of the political and economic relationships among nations.
George Bernard Shaw an Irish-born British playwright and critic (b.1856--d.1950).
George Foreman U.S. heavyweight boxer who twice won the World Heavyweight Championship (b. 1949).
George Herman Ruth see Babe Ruth.
George Orwell an English author; Eric Blair (b.1903--d.1950).
Georgetown the capital of Guyana.
georgette a sheer fabric of silk or rayon crepe with a dull, slightly crinkled surface.
George Washington the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the U.S. War of Independence and the first President of the United States (1789-1797). During his presidency, Washington focused on bringing a spirit of unity to the newly formed nation, creating a new capital, and expanding U.S. territory westward (b.1732--d.1799).
Georgia a Near Eastern country between Turkey and Russia; formerly a republic of the Soviet Union. [2 definitions]
Georgian of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the period of British history from the reign of George I through that of George IV, or the style, as of architecture, of that period. [6 definitions]
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel a German philosopher (b.1770--d.1831).
geostatic of or pertaining to the pressure that surface rock exerts. [2 definitions]
geostationary of or pertaining to a satellite or spacecraft that travels around the earth's equator at a speed equal to the earth's rotation so as to maintain a constant relation to points on the earth's surface.
geotaxis the movement of a freely moving organism toward or against gravitational pull.