Definition of Eratosthenes in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌerəˈtäsTHənēz/
(Circa 275–194 bc), Greek scholar, geographer, and astronomer. The first systematic geographer of antiquity, he accurately calculated the circumference of the earth.

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Syllabification: Er·a·tos·the·nes

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