geometer vs geometrician what difference

what is difference between geometer and geometrician

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

Ultimately from Late Latin geōmetra, from Ancient Greek γεωμέτρης (geōmétrēs), from γῆ (, earth) + μετρέω (metréō, to measure).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dʒiˈɑm.ə.tɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dʒiːˈɒm.ɪ.tə/

Noun

geometer (plural geometers)

  1. A mathematician who specializes in geometry.
  2. (zoology) Any species of geometrid moth (family Geometridae).

Synonyms

  • (mathematician): geometrician, geometrist

Derived terms

  • geometer moth

Translations



English

Etymology

geometric +‎ -ian, presumably by analogy with other words in -ician, such as mathematician.

Noun

geometrician (plural geometricians)

  1. A geometer; a mathematician specializing in the study of geometry.

Usage notes

  • The synonym geometer is significantly more common.

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