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eureka

[yoo-ree-kuh, yuh-] /yʊˈri kə, yə-/
interjection
1.
(initial capital letter) I have found (it): the reputed exclamation of Archimedes when, after long study, he discovered a method of detecting the amount of alloy mixed with the gold in the crown of the king of Syracuse.
2.
(used as an exclamation of triumph at a discovery.)
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Greek heúrēka, 1st person singular perfect indicative of heurískein to find, discover

Eureka

[yoo-ree-kuh, yuh-] /yʊˈri kə, yə-/
noun
1.
a city in NW California.
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British Dictionary definitions for eureka

eureka

/jʊˈriːkə/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something
Word Origin
C17: from Greek heurēka I have found (it), from heuriskein to find; traditionally the exclamation of Archimedes when he realized, during bathing, that the volume of an irregular solid could be calculated by measuring the water displaced when it was immersed
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Word Origin and History for eureka

c.1600, from Greek heureka "I have found (it)," first person singular perfect active indicative of heuriskein "to find" (see heuristic). Supposedly shouted by Archimedes (c.287-212 B.C.E.) when he solved a problem that had been set to him: determining whether goldsmiths had adulterated the metal in the crown of Hiero II, king of Syracuse.

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eureka in Technology


A European technological development programme.

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Encyclopedia Article for eureka

Eureka

county, central Nevada, U.S. It is drained by the Humboldt River and Pine Creek. The Sulphur Springs, Fish Creek, and Cortez ranges cover the largely mountainous and arid area; the county is sparsely populated.

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