# List of Different Types of Geometric Shapes with Pictures

We come across different types of objects and materials that are fundamentally governed by specific geometric aspects, which make them appear unique in their own manner. This ScienceStruck article will provide you with detailed information about different kinds and names of geometrical shapes, along with their meanings and pictures.

Gaurav Athavale

Fast Fact

The field of geometry and associated studies of shapes and figures reportedly originated first in the Indus River Civilization and the Babylonian Civilization around 3000 BC. Several reports suggest that the Egyptians had their own version of the Pythagorean theorem even before Pythagoras formulated it.

Basically, there are two types of geometric shapes: two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D). The former can be drawn with reference to the X and Y axes, whereas, the latter also includes the Z axis. 2D shapes and figures mainly consist of points and connecting lines, which form the shape. They can either be convex (regular appearance) or concave (irregular) appearance. In many polygonal 2D figures, the convex ones have angles less than 180 degrees, whereas, the concave shapes have at least one angle greater than 180 degrees. 3D figures are more complex, and consist mainly of vertices, edges, faces, etc.

Different Types of Geometric Shapes

**Two Dimensional (2D) Shapes**

Triangles

Quadrilaterals

Polygons

**Note**

**:**Though Triangle and Quadrilateral types are included under Polygons, as they have been described above, they are not listed in the following section.

Curved Shapes

**Three Dimensional (3D) Shapes**