Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Archimedes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Archimedes, a celebrated Greek philosopher; constructed on the principle of Archimedes' screw

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Archimedes, a celebrated mathematician, born at Syracuse in the third century b. c., or to his mechanical inventions.
  • The hydrostatical principle, also discovered by Archimedes, that a body immersed in a fluid loses an amount of weight equal to that of the fluid it displaces.

Etymologies

From Archimedes +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He wrote a couple of books, but he never really achieved what he called his Archimedean point.

    NPR Topics: News

  • They took the name Spiral, which refers to the Archimedean spiral, and within weeks had grown to 15 members.

    Voices Stifled by Solidarity

  • Then there are the 13 Archimedean solids (PolyhedronData [ "Archimedean"]; the cuboctahedron, icosidodecahedron, truncated cube, etc.), constructed by requiring the same configuration at each vertex, but allowing more than one kind of regular face.

    Wolfram Blog : Russell Towle: 1949–2008

  • Forever seeking Archimedean levers for prying the world in directions they prefer, progressives say they embrace high-speed rail for many reasons—to improve the climate, increase competitiveness, enhance national security, reduce congestion, and rationalize land use.

    Notable & Quotable

  • Later I happened once to tell a mathematician that I had studied non-Archimedean valuation using one of those books.

    Toshihide Maskawa - Autobiography

  • Initially, there will be Archimedean screws at Otterspool Weir and one at Stringer, with the possibility of more at a later date.

    Ethical investment schemes offer power to the people

  • In each case the money will be used to purchase and install a generating plant, which uses a modernised version of a 2,000-year-old Greek invention – the Archimedean screw – whereby power is generated by water flowing over and rotating a large metal screw.

    Ethical investment schemes offer power to the people

  • This approach provides the Archimedean point for the creation of a very different world from the one that would have prevailed without it.

    The Ten Commandments

  • There is no Archimedean point of leverage from which they can be judged.

    The Humanity of the Economist, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Simply start with something like the “Archimedean Screw” Demonstration and run it on the whiteboard (as seen in the picture above).

    Wolfram Blog : Back to School

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