American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Euclid 1 Third century B.C. Greek mathematician who applied the deductive principles of logic to geometry, thereby deriving statements from clearly defined axioms.
- A city of northeast Ohio, a manufacturing suburb of Cleveland on Lake Erie. Population: 48,700.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Greek geometer of the 3d century b. c.; also, his treatise on geometry, and hence, the principles of geometry, in general.
- n. Greek geometer (3rd century BC)
“Somebody mashed his/her brake pedal last night, causing a great big squealy noise, though without actually hitting anything at the end of it -- that's gotten a bit more difficult of late, considering that Euclid is now tending towards far less traffic these days (there are periods of the day when nothing whatsoever passes the house; it's spooky.)”
“South Carolina is the source for Justice Sutherland's classic statement of the distinction in Euclid, which I quoted in a comment to Andy's post.”
“The victor was someone called Euclid, whose poetic ode ran thus:”
“Via MetaFilter, Byrne's edition of Euclid: Oliver Byrne's 1847 version that used colour-coding to (supposedly) simplify the geometrical proofs in Euclid's Elements.”
“The translation, of which only one MS. is known, was made about 1120 by Adelard of Bath, who also wrote on the Abacus and translated with a commentary Euclid from the Arabic.”
“MS. 84 is also a good example of thirteenth-century illumination to a rather unpromising subject, being a Latin translation of Euclid from the Arabic by Athelard of Bath.”
“He was one of the early medieval translators of Euclid from the Arabic into Latin, and the first printed edition of the _Elements_”
“The constant teaching, teaching of rough boys too -- for she had had the whole four till Mr. Roy took the two elder off her hands -- the necessity of grinding hard out of school hours to keep herself up in Latin, Euclid, and other branches which do not usually form a part of a feminine education, only having a great natural love of work, she had taught herself -- all these things combined to make her life a dull life, a hard life, till Robert Roy came into it.”
“Today his translations might be entitled Euclid for Dummies or sold in TV ads imploring, “Call 1-800-NOPROOFS,” but in Boethius’ time, his were the authoritative works.”
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