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eureka a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something. Recorded from the early 17th century, and said to have been uttered by Archimedes when he hit upon a method of determining the purity of gold (Greek heurēka ‘I have found it’).

Eureka was the name given to a lode in the Ballarat goldfield.
Eureka flag a blue flag bearing a white cross with a star at the end of each arm, first raised at the Eureka stockade; it is also known as the Southern Cross.
Eureka stockade scene of a clash between gold-miners and the police and military at the site of the Eureka lode at Ballarat in 1854, now a symbol of republicanism.

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EUREKA

EUREKA A European program of development in a wide range of technologies including information technology (IT). The projects are collaborative with at least two different companies from different countries participating in a project. Some funding is provided by the national funding agencies. It is not limited to European Union countries. EUREKA is oriented nearer to marketplace development than ESPRIT.

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Eureka (yōōrē´kə), port city (1990 pop. 27,025), seat of Humboldt co., NW Calif., on Humboldt Bay; inc. 1856. Lumbering, fishing, tourism, and dairying are all important to its economy. A 40-acre (16-hectare) redwood park is in the city, and to the southeast is the Headwaters Forest, the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods. In Eureka is the College of the Redwoods; Humboldt State Univ. is nearby.

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eureka exclamation (Gr. heúrēka I have found, perf. of heurĩskein find) uttered by Archimedes when he discovered the means of determining by specific gravity the proportion of base metal in Hiero's golden crown. XVII.

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eureka

eu·re·ka / yoŏˈrēkə; yə-/ • interj. a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something.

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