Archimedean

[ahr-kuh-mee-dee-uhn, -mi-dee-uhn]
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:
1805–15; Archimede(s) + -an

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Archimedes1 (ˌɑːkɪˈmiːdiːz)
 
n
?287--212 bc, Greek mathematician and physicist of Syracuse, noted for his work in geometry, hydrostatics, and mechanics
 
Archimedean1
 
adj

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This property is somewhat stronger than the fact that an ordered group is archimedean.
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