Eureka - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |juˈriːkə|  American pronunciation of the word eureka
Brit.  |ˌjʊ(ə)ˈriːkə|  British pronunciation of the word eureka

noun

- an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire (syn: constantan)
- a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

Examples

...“Eureka!” the Greek mathematician Archimedes is said to have ejaculated upon discovering a method for determining the purity of gold...

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