# Definitions for **euclid**ˈyu klɪd

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### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Eu•clidˈyu klɪd(n.)

fl. c300 b .c ., Greek geometrician and educator at Alexandria.

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### Princeton's WordNet

Euclid(noun)

Greek geometer (3rd century BC)

### Wiktionary

Euclid(ProperNoun)

Euclid of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician

Euclid(ProperNoun)

of mostly historical use.

### Webster Dictionary

Euclid(noun)

a Greek geometer of the 3d century b. c.; also, his treatise on geometry, and hence, the principles of geometry, in general

### Freebase

Euclid

Euclid, fl. 300 BC, also known as Euclid of Alexandria, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I. His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics from the time of its publication until the late 19th or early 20th century. In the Elements, Euclid deduced the principles of what is now called Euclidean geometry from a small set of axioms. Euclid also wrote works on perspective, conic sections, spherical geometry, number theory and rigor. "Euclid" is the anglicized version of the Greek name Εὐκλείδης, meaning "Good Glory".

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