[ ahr-kuh-mee-dee-uh n, -mi-dee-uh n ]
/ ˌɑr kəˈmi di ən, -mɪˈdi ən /


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

First recorded in 1805–15; Archimede(s) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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