[ahr-kuh-mee-dee-uh n, -mi-dee-uh n]
- of, relating to, or discovered by Archimedes.
- Mathematics. of or relating 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 of Archimedean
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This term generally alludes to the Archimedean screw, or screw-propeller.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The invention with which his name is most frequently linked is that of the Archimedean screw.Invention
Bradley A. Fiske
An Archimedean lever had been found at last with which to move the world.Inventions in the Century
William Henry Doolittle
Thus, a word suggested by chance became my Archimedean lever.Delsarte System of Oratory
There are no sects in geometry; one does not speak of a Euclidian, an Archimedean.