There are 2 definitions of Eureka in English:


Syllabification: Eu·re·ka
Pronunciation: /yo͝oˈrēkə, yə-
  • A port city in northwestern California, on Humboldt Bay off the Pacific Ocean, a noted lumbering center; population 25,300 (est. 2008).

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There are 2 definitions of Eureka in English:


Syllabification: eu·re·ka
Pronunciation: /yo͝oˈrēkə, yə-


  • A cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something.
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    • There's nothing like the eureka moment of discovering something that no one knew before.
    • The samples were also chemically analyzed, and - eureka!
    • A few minutes later, as his story goes, he glanced at his full bookshelf and eureka!
    bingo, I've got it, that's it


early 17th century: from Greek heurēka 'I have found it' (from heuriskein 'find'), said to have been uttered by Archimedes when he hit upon a method of determining the purity of gold. The noun dates from the early 20th century.

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