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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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Ever since Euclid of Alexandria invented proofs in the third century BC, most people have gotten their introduction to them in geometry class.
More than 2,000 years ago, Euclid of Alexandria proved that there is an infinite number of primes among whole numbers.