- A cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something: The answer hit me. ‘Eureka!’ I cried [as noun]: there weren’t many eurekas but science is moving steadily [as modifier]: the eureka moment for him came when he was hill-walkingMore example sentences
- 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!
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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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