## Geometry and Trigonometry## Geometry Beginnings |

## What is geometry? |

Geometry is the study of figures or objects in space—of a certain number of dimensions and types—and focuses on the properties and measurements of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids of those objects (or sometimes even the space around them). The word *geometry* is from the Greek words for “earth” and “to measure” *(geometria,* broken down into *gë* and *metreein,* respectively). A person who studies geometry is called a geometer or geometrician.