Definition of Archimedes in English:


Syllabification: Ar·chi·me·des
Pronunciation: /ˌärkəˈmēdēz
( Circa 287–212 bc), Greek mathematician and inventor from Syracuse. He is noted for his discovery of Archimedes' principle (legend has it that he made this discovery while taking a bath and ran through the streets shoutingEureka!”). Among his mathematical discoveries are the ratio of the radius of a circle to its circumference and formulas for the surface area and volume of a sphere and of a cylinder.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmēdēən/
More example sentences
  • Postmodern philosophers assert that rather than viewing the world as an objective given from an Archimedean vantage point, humans structure their world through the concepts they bring to it.
  • Descartes's vision of science thus combined the Archimedean, the Pythagorean, and the atomist points of view.
  • This requirement is the continuity condition; it is also known as the Archimedean condition, after the Greek mathematician Archimedes.

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