Definitions for Eurekayʊˈri kə, yə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eu•re•kayʊˈri kə, yə-(interj.)

  1. (used as an exclamation of triumph at a discovery.)

  2. (cap.) I have found (it): the reputed exclamation of Archimedes when he discovered a test, based on the principle of buoyancy, for the purity of gold.

Origin of eureka:

1560–70; < Gk heúrēka, 1st person sing. perf. indic. of heurískein to find, discover

Princeton's WordNet

  1. constantan, Eureka(noun)

    an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire

  2. Eureka(noun)

    a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

Wiktionary

  1. eureka(Interjection)

    An exclamation indicating sudden discovery.

  2. Origin: From εὕρηκα, perfect active indicative 1st singular of εὑρίσκω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eureka

    the exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out "Eureka! eureka!" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery

Freebase

  1. EUREKA

    EUREKA, often abbreviated as "E!" or "Σ!", is a pan-European research and development funding and coordination organization. EUREKA aims to coordinate efforts of governments, research institutes and commercial companies concerning innovation. It does not partake in military research and follows a "bottom-up" approach to R&D funding, industry itself deciding which projects should be developed. As of July 2012, EUREKA has 41 full members, including the European Union. All 27 EU Member States are also members of EUREKA, with the last EU Member State, Bulgaria, joining in June 2010. EUREKA is not an EU research programme, but rather an inter-governmental initiative, of which the EU is a member. Cooperation and synergy are sought between EUREKA and the research activities of the EU proper, notably with European Union's Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development and the European Research Area.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Eureka

    the exclamation of Archimedes on discovering how to test the purity of the gold in the crown of Hiero (q. v.); he discovered it, tradition says, when taking a bath.

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