# Geometric vs. Geometrical: What's the Difference?

## Geometric and Geometrical Definitions

#### Geometric

Of or relating to geometry and its methods and principles.

#### Geometrical

Of or relating to geometry and its methods and principles.

#### Geometric

Increasing or decreasing in a geometric progression.

#### Geometrical

Increasing or decreasing in a geometric progression.

#### Geometric

Using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in design and decoration.

#### Geometrical

Using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in design and decoration.

#### Geometric

Of or relating to properties in algebraic geometry involving algebraically closed fields.

#### Geometrical

Of or relating to properties in algebraic geometry involving algebraically closed fields.

#### Geometric

Of or relating to geometry.
The architect used geometric techniques to design her home.

#### Geometrical

Of, or relating to geometry; geometric.

#### Geometric

Increasing or decreasing in a geometric progression.
Bacteria exhibit geometric increase in numbers when the environment is not limiting.

#### Geometrical

(of a design) Consisting of lines and simple shapes.

#### Geometric

Using simple shapes such as circles, triangles, and lines in a decorative object.
The building's profile was strikingly geometric.

#### Geometrical

(of a staircase) Having the stairs supported by the wall at one end only.

#### Geometric

Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.

#### Geometrical

Of or relating to or determined by geometry

#### Geometric

Characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration; as, a buffalo hide painted with red and black geometrical designs.

#### Geometrical

Characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration;
A buffalo hide painted with red and black geometric designs

#### Geometric

Characterized by simple geometric forms in design and decoration;
A buffalo hide painted with red and black geometric designs

#### Geometric

Of or relating to or determined by geometry