Eureka



[yoo-ree-kuh, yuh-] /yʊˈri kə, yə-/

interjection
1.
(initial capital letter) I have found (it): the reputed exclamation of Archimedes when, after long study, he discovered a method of detecting the amount of alloy mixed with the gold in the crown of the king of Syracuse.
2.
(used as an exclamation of triumph at a discovery.)
[yoo-ree-kuh, yuh-] /yʊˈri kə, yə-/
noun
1.
a city in NW California.
/jʊˈriːkə/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something

c.1600, from Greek heureka “I have found (it),” first person singular perfect active indicative of heuriskein “to find” (see heuristic). Supposedly shouted by Archimedes (c.287-212 B.C.E.) when he solved a problem that had been set to him: determining whether goldsmiths had adulterated the metal in the crown of Hiero II, king of Syracuse.
Eureka! [(yoo-ree-kuh)]

A Greek word meaning “I have found it!” An exclamation that accompanies a discovery: “When she finally located the rare book, the scholar cried, ‘Eureka!’” (See Archimedes.)

A European technological development programme.

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