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Archimedean

[ahr-kuh-mee-dee-uh n, -mi-dee-uh n] /ˌɑr kəˈmi di ən, -mɪˈdi ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or discovered by Archimedes.
2.
Mathematics. of or pertaining to any ordered field, as the field of real numbers, having the property that for any two unequal positive elements there is an integral multiple of the smaller which is greater than the larger.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; Archimede(s) + -an
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  • This property is somewhat stronger than the fact that an ordered group is Archimedean.

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