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Archimedean

[ahr-kuh-mee-dee-uh n, -mi-dee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or discovered by Archimedes.
  2. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of archimedean

  • 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.

  • There are no sects in geometry; one does not speak of a Euclidian, an Archimedean.