# Archimedean

[ ahr-kuh-mee-dee-uhn, -mi-dee-uhn ]

/ ˌɑr kəˈmi di ən, -mɪˈdi ən /

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adjective

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.

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## Origin of Archimedean

First recorded in 1805–15; Archimede(s) + -an

## Words nearby Archimedean

archil, Archilochian, Archilochus, archimage, archimandrite, Archimedean, Archimedean solid, Archimedes, Archimedes' principle, Archimedes' screw, archine

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