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Eu·re·ka

 (yo͝o-rē′kə)
A city of northwest California on Humboldt Bay, an arm of the Pacific Ocean. Lumbering, fishing, and tourism are important to its economy.

eu·re·ka

 (yo͝o-rē′kə)
interj.
Used to express triumph upon finding or discovering something.

[Greek heurēka, I have found (it) (supposedly exclaimed by Archimedes upon discovering how to measure the volume of an irregular solid and thereby determine the purity of a gold object), first person sing. perfect tense of heuriskein, to find.]

eureka

(jʊˈriːkə)
interj
an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something
[C17: from Greek heurēka I have found (it), from heuriskein to find; traditionally the exclamation of Archimedes when he realized, during bathing, that the volume of an irregular solid could be calculated by measuring the water displaced when it was immersed]

eu•re•ka

(yʊˈri 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.
[1560–70; < Greek heúrēka, 1st person singular perf. indic. of heurískein to find, discover]

eureka

A word exclaimed when someone discovers something, from an ancient Greek word meaning I have found it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eureka - an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficientEureka - an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire
copper-base alloy - any alloy whose principal component is copper
2.Eureka - a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Translations
heuréka
heureka
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eureka

[jʊəˈriːkə] EXCL¡eureka!

eureka

[jʊˈriːkə] excleurêka

eureka

interjheureka
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