Euclid


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Eu·clid

 (yo͞o′klĭd) Third century bc.
Greek mathematician who applied the deductive principles of logic to geometry, thereby deriving statements from clearly defined axioms. His Elements remained influential as a geometry textbook until the 19th century.
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Euclid

(ˈjuːklɪd)
n
1. (Biography) 3rd century bc, Greek mathematician of Alexandria; author of Elements, which sets out the principles of geometry and remained a text until the 19th century at least
2. (Mathematics) the works of Euclid, esp his system of geometry
Euclidean, Euclidian adj
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Eu•clid

(ˈyu klɪd)

n.
1. fl. c300 B.C., Greek geometrician and educator at Alexandria.
2. a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland. 55,320.
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Eu·clid

(yo͞o′klĭd)
Third-century b.c. Greek mathematician whose book, Elements, was used continuously until the 19th century. In it, he organized and systematized all that was known about geometry. Euclid's systematic use of deductions and axioms was widely regarded as a model working method and influenced mathematicians and scientists for over two thousand years.
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Euclid

[ˈjuːklɪd] NEuclides
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Euclid

nEuklid m
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Euclid

[ˈjuːklɪd] nEuclide m
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Stelling set to work at his natural method of instilling the Eton Grammar and Euclid into the mind of Tom Tulliver.
Nutty Boyd conformed as nearly as a human being may to Euclid's definition of a straight line.
If he can, then is it as marvellous a thing in him, as if a man were able simultaneously to go through the demonstrations of two distinct problems in Euclid. Nor, strictly investigated, is there any incongruity in this comparison.
Furthermore, it is admitted that never, never, in a million lifetimes, could Michael have demonstrated a proposition in Euclid or solved a quadratic equation.
What's the use of bragging about being from the North, or the South, or the old manor house in the dale, or Euclid avenue, Cleveland, or Pike's Peak, or Fairfax County, Va., or Hooligan's Flats or any place?
But oh, Diana, tomorrow the geometry exam comes off and when I think of it it takes every bit of determination I possess to keep from opening my Euclid. If I thought the multiplication table would help me any I would recite it from now till tomorrow morning.
"Thanks be, I'm done with geometry, learning or teaching it," said Anne Shirley, a trifle vindictively, as she thumped a somewhat battered volume of Euclid into a big chest of books, banged the lid in triumph, and sat down upon it, looking at Diana Wright across the Green Gables garret, with gray eyes that were like a morning sky.
They took De Foe to their bosoms, instead of Euclid, and seemed to be on the whole more comforted by Goldsmith than by Cocker.
No figure in Euclid could give any idea of that apartment.
You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid."
"Scientific men like Archimedes, Euclid, Pascal, Newton?"
His conclusions were as infallible as so many propositions of Euclid. So startling would his results appear to the uninitiated that until they learned the processes by which he had arrived at them they might well consider him as a necromancer.