Euclid [yoo-klid] Examples noun

- flourished c300 b.c., Greek geometrician and educator at Alexandria.
- a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland.

Examples from the Web for euclid Contemporary Examples of euclid

Two clear examples: One poster reads “EUCLID” in big letters.

Ultra-Orthodox Party Runs Against Math

Elisheva Goldberg

January 21, 2013

His new book is Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Numbers.

Alex Bellos

June 11, 2010

A few years ago, a Bosnian family named Vidovic came to Euclid, Ohio, to escape persecution by Serbs in an embattled region.

Life and Death at Suicide High

Lucinda Franks

March 31, 2010

Historical Examples of euclid

The farmers from Euclid and Newburgh came in with twenty-eight yoke of cattle.

Maurice Joblin

I do not ask him to reveal to me the demonstrations of Euclid.

Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

It contains a course of applied geometry in connection with Euclid’s Elements.

T. Sturge Moore

As it is, his poem has the faults we should look for in a metrical version of Euclid.

Various

One of the complaints often made against Euclid is that he is ‘diffuse’.

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British Dictionary definitions for euclid Euclid noun

- 3rd century bc, Greek mathematician of Alexandria; author of Elements, which sets out the principles of geometry and remained a text until the 19th century at least
- the works of Euclid, esp his system of geometry

Derived FormsEuclidean or Euclidian (juːˈklɪdɪən), adjective euclid in Science Euclid [yōō′klĭd]fl. 300 bce

- 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.

euclid in Culture Euclid [(yooh-klid)]

An ancient Greek mathematician; the founder of the study of geometry. Euclid’s Elements is the basis for modern school textbooks in geometry. One of the basic statements, or postulates, of Euclid’s geometry is that if a line and a point separate from it are given, only one line parallel to the first line can pass through the point.

Note Albert Einstein used other approaches to geometry to derive the theory of relativity. These “non-Euclidean geometries” deny Euclid’s postulate about parallel lines.