eu·​clid·​e·​an yü-ˈkli-dē-ən How to pronounce euclidean (audio)
variants or less commonly euclidian
often capitalized
: of, relating to, or based on the geometry of Euclid or a geometry with similar axioms

Examples of euclidean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cameras are boringly euclidean. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 14 Sep. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of euclidean was in 1660

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“Euclidean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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: of or relating to the geometry of Euclid
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