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1eureka

interjection eu·re·ka \y-ˈrē-kə\

—used to express excitement when a discovery has been made

Full Definition of EUREKA

—used to express triumph on a discovery
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Origin of EUREKA

Greek heurēka I have found, from heuriskein to find; from the exclamation attributed to Archimedes on discovering a method for determining the purity of gold — more at heuristic
First Known Use: 1603

Rhymes with EUREKA

2eureka

adjective

Definition of EUREKA

:  marked by usually sudden triumphant discovery <a eureka moment>

First Known Use of EUREKA

1948

eureka

foreign term eu·re·ka \y-ˈrē-kä\

Definition of EUREKA

:  I have found it —motto of California

Origin of EUREKA

Greek

Eureka

geographical name Eu·re·ka \y-ˈrē-kə\

Definition of EUREKA

city & port NW California pop 27,191

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