from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Archimedes 287?-212 B.C. Greek mathematician, engineer, and physicist. Among the most important intellectual figures of antiquity, he discovered formulas for the area and volume of various geometric figures, applied geometry to hydrostatics and mechanics, devised numerous ingenious mechanisms, such as the Archimedean screw, and discovered the principle of buoyancy.
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- proper n. An ancient Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer
- proper n. A large lunar impact crater on the eastern edges of the Mare Imbrium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An extinct genus of Bryzoa characteristic of the subcarboniferous rocks. Its form is that of a screw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of extinct cryptostomatous bryozoans having a broadly spiral zoarium coiled about a solid vertical axis. It is very abundant in the Lower Carboniferous limestones.
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- n. Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)
Ancient Greek Ἀρχιμήδης (Arkhimēdēs). (Wiktionary)