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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.
He wrote a couple of books, but he never really achieved what he called his Archimedean point.
They took the name Spiral, which refers to the Archimedean spiral, and within weeks had grown to 15 members.
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.
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.
Later I happened once to tell a mathematician that I had studied non-Archimedean valuation using one of those books.
Initially, there will be Archimedean screws at Otterspool Weir and one at Stringer, with the possibility of more at a later date.
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.
This approach provides the Archimedean point for the creation of a very different world from the one that would have prevailed without it.
There is no Archimedean point of leverage from which they can be judged.
Simply start with something like the “Archimedean Screw” Demonstration and run it on the whiteboard (as seen in the picture above).