The letter G isn’t the best when it comes to math-related words, but there are some useful words.

From Gamma and Geometry to the Golden Ratio and Greek Alphabet, if put together a list of the most common or useful math words beginning with the letter G below:

Gallon – A unit of volume for measuring liquids. A gallon (gal) is the same as 16 cups or 8 pints or 4 quarts.

Gamma – the gamma function is one commonly used extension of the factorial function to complex numbers.

Geometry – the branch of mathematics concerned with the shape of individual objects, spatial relationships among various objects, and the properties of surrounding space.

Global Mean – the study of the global and topological properties of differential equations on manifolds and vector bundles.

Golden Ratio – In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities.

Googol – A googol equals 1 followed by 100 zeros. Googol is a mathematical term to describe a huge quantity.

Gradient – a differential operator applied to a three-dimensional vector-valued function to yield a vector whose three components are the partial derivatives of the function with respect to its three variables.

Graph – a graph is a structure amounting to a set of objects in which some pairs of the objects are in some sense “related”.

Gravity – the force that attracts a body towards the center of the earth, or towards any other physical body having mass.

Greater Than – The > symbol means “greater than”. It shows that one number or value is larger than another number.

Greatest Common Factor – The greatest common factor (GCF) is a term used to describe the biggest number that can divide evenly into two or more numbers.

Greek Alphabet – Greek letters are used in mathematics, science, engineering, and other areas where mathematical notation is used as symbols for constants, special functions, and also conventionally for variables representing certain quantities.

Grid – evenly divided and equally spaced squares on a figure or flat surface.

Gross (Number) – several terms involving the words “great” or “gross” relate to numbers involving a multiple of exponents of twelve (dozen)

Gross Weight – total weight of an article inclusive of the weight of the container and packaging.

I hope you found the words you were looking for from the list above.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, if there are any math words starting with the letter G that you would like added to the list, please leave me a comment below.

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