## archimedean

Adjective

- Alternative capitalization of
*Archimedean*.

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- This is one of the Platonic solids, and is treated in the article Polyhedron, as is also the derived
**Archimedean**solid named the "truncated tetrahedron"; in addition, the regular tetrahedron has important crystallographic relations, being the hemihedral form of the regular octahedron and consequently a form of the cubic system. - 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 "regular icosahedron" is one of the Platonic solids; the "great icosahedron" is a Kepler-Poinsot solid; and the "truncated icosahedron" is an
**Archimedean**solid (see Polyhedron). - The blanks are charged into a hopper at one end of the furnace and conveyed towards the other end by a revolving
**Archimedean**screw.

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