# archimedean

Adjective

- Alternative capitalization of
*Archimedean*.

- He was the author of numerous inventions, including the cagniardelle, a blowing machine, which consists essentially of an
**Archimedean**screw set obliquely in a tank of water in such a way that its lower end is completely and its upper end partially immersed, and operated by being rotated in the opposite direction to that required for raising water. - (2) A right cylinder having for its base an
**Archimedean**spiral is intersected by a right circular cone which has the generating line of the cylinder passing through the initial point of the spiral for its axis. - The blanks are charged into a hopper at one end of the furnace and conveyed towards the other end by a revolving
**Archimedean**screw. - The mensuration of the cube, and its relations to other geometrical solids are treated in the article Polyhedron; in the same article are treated the
**Archimedean**solids, the truncated and snubcube; reference should be made to the article Crystallography for its significance as a crystal form. - Another group of polyhedra are termed the "
**Archimedean**solids," named after Archimedes, who, according to Pappus, invented them.

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