Definition of eureka exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//juˈriːkə//
; NAmE NAmE//juˈriːkə//
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used to show pleasure at having found something, especially the answer to a problem Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Greek heurēka ‘I have found it’ (from heuriskein ‘find’), said to have been uttered by Archimedes when he hit upon a method of determining the purity of gold.
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