Origin of Euclid

Classical Latin*Euclides*from Classical Greek

*Eukleid?s*

The Greek mathematician Euclid.

Euclid was a Greek mathematician known for his contributions to geometry.

An example of Euclid is the man who wrote the book Elements.

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fl. 300 ; Gr. mathematician: author of a basic work in geometry

Origin of Euclid

Classical Latin city in NE Ohio: suburb of Cleveland

Origin of Euclid

so named (after Euclid) by its surveyorsWebster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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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bce fl. 300

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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Proper noun

- Euclid of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician
- A male given name of mostly historical use.
- A city in Ohio.
- An unincorporated community in West Virginia.

Anagrams

- Il Duce

Origin

From Ancient Greek *Εὐκλείδης* (Eukleidēs).

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- Plutarch, however, states the method in a form requiring the knowledge of
**Euclid**vi. - He also studied the first six books of
**Euclid**and some algebra, besides reading a considerable quantity of Hebrew and learning the Odes of Horace by heart. - At the age of eight he began Latin,
**Euclid**, and algebra, and was appointed schoolmaster to the younger children of the family. - His introduction to
**Euclid**took place accidentally in 1629 (Aubrey's Lives, p. 604). - Dodgson periodically published mathematical works - An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867);
**Euclid**, Book V., proved Algebraically (1874);**Euclid**and his Modern Rivals (1879), the work on which his reputation as a mathematician largely rests; and Curiosa Mathematica (1888).

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