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Creativity and insight almost always involve an experience of acute pattern recognition: the eureka moment in which we perceive the interconnection between disparate concepts or ideas to reveal something new.
Jason Silva

Meaning of "eureka" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EUREKA

From Greek heurēka I have found (it), from heuriskein to find; traditionally the exclamation of Archimedes when he realized, during bathing, that the volume of an irregular solid could be calculated by measuring the water displaced when it was immersed.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EUREKA

eureka  [jʊˈriːkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EUREKA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Eureka is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES EUREKA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Eureka

Eureka may refer to: ▪ Eureka, a famous exclamation attributed to Archimedes ▪ Eureka effect, the sudden, unexpected realization of the solution to a problem...

Definition of eureka in the English dictionary

The definition of eureka in the dictionary is an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EUREKA


Arica
əˈriːkə
beaker
ˈbiːkə
chica
ˈtʃiːkə
Dominica
ˌdɒmɪˈniːkə
jobseeker
ˈdʒɒbsiːkə
loudspeaker
ˌlaʊdˈspiːkə
phreaker
ˈfriːkə
reeker
ˈriːkə
seeker
ˈsiːkə
shrieker
ˈʃriːkə
sika
ˈsiːkə
sneaker
ˈsniːkə
speaker
ˈspiːkə
streaker
ˈstriːkə
streeker
ˈstriːkə
sunseeker
ˈsʌnˌsiːkə
tika
ˈtiːkə
tikka
ˈtiːkə
Topeka
təˈpiːkə
wreaker
ˈriːkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EUREKA

eureka moment
Eureka Stockade
eurhythmic
eurhythmical
eurhythmics
eurhythmist
eurhythmy
euripi
Euripides
euripus
euro
Euro MP
euro-ad
euro-commercial paper
Euro-size
Eurobeach
eurobond
Eurocentric
eurocheque

WORDS THAT END LIKE EUREKA

aka
Alaska
Banka
Cheka
horoeka
Hrvatska
ka
karateka
Karnataka
marka
Nebraska
Osaka
polka
Polska
Rijeka
ska
Sri Lanka
taka
vodka
weka

Synonyms and antonyms of eureka in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «eureka» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EUREKA

Find out the translation of eureka to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of eureka from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «eureka» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尤里卡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

eureka
570 millions of speakers

English

eureka
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूरेका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وجدتها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эврика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eureka
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইউরেকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

eureka
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Eureka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eureka
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ユーレカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유레카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eureka
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

eureka
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யுரேகா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युरेका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

buldum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eureka
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

eureka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

еврика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Eureka
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

εύρηκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Eureka
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eureka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eureka
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of eureka

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EUREKA»

The term «eureka» is very widely used and occupies the 15.743 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EUREKA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about eureka

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5 QUOTES WITH «EUREKA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word eureka.
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Carl Honore
Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you're juggling emails, rushing to meet the 5 P.M. deadline or straining to make your voice heard in a high-stress meeting. They come when you're walking the dog, soaking in the bath or swinging in a hammock.
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Anish Kapoor
Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments.
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Roger Penrose
People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that.
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Jason Silva
Creativity and insight almost always involve an experience of acute pattern recognition: the eureka moment in which we perceive the interconnection between disparate concepts or ideas to reveal something new.
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John Williams
There are occasionally eureka moments - off the top of my head, maybe Darth Vader's theme, you know, the imperial march.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EUREKA»

Discover the use of eureka in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to eureka and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution
The Eureka Stockade... In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind.
Peter FitzSimons, 2012
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Eureka!: Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World
In this collection of twelve scientific stories, Leslie Alan Horvitz describes the drama of sudden insight as experienced by a dozen distinct personalities, detailing discoveries both well known and obscure.
Leslie Alan Horvitz, 2002
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Eureka!: Success in Science
Eureka! is a complete 11-14 science course. The scheme meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum and provides a scheme of work that matches the content of QCA's non-statutory scheme of work.
‎2001
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Eureka
This new edition of Molony's classic work, now beautifully illustrated with historic Eureka images, will be welcomed by everyone with an interest in the history of Australian democracy.
John C. Molony, John Neylon Molony, 2001
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Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other
Chuckie Lurgan and Jake Jackson, a Protestant and a Catholic, are equally mystified when "OTG" begins to appear on Belfast's walls in the form of graffiti
Robert McLiam Wilson, 1997
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Eureka: Substitution Method
View our feature on Chris Ramsay's Eureka: Substitution Method Welcome to Eureka. Population: BRILLIANT It's a town of geniuses—and now it's the smartest series going.
Cris Ramsay, 2010
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Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe
Dig into the mysteries of the mind and the material world in this captivating essay from master of suspense Edgar Allan Poe.
Edgar Allan Poe, 2011
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Eureka!: The Birth of Science
That man ever managed to develop a scientific attitude to the natural world is one of the true wonders of human thought.
Andrew Gregory, 2003
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Eureka: Road Less Traveled
A Global Dynamics researcher has a breakthrough on her project visualizing another dimension.
Cris Ramsay, 2011
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The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor
The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor lays out a systematic approach to innovation. Discover how to look at social developments and trends to find new ways of combining and improving existing technologies and systems.
John Hershey, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EUREKA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term eureka is used in the context of the following news items.
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Eureka's Davidson Barn project is drawing opposition - News …
EUREKA — Many residents seem to be in favor of preserving the 176-year-old Davidson Barn. Most say they want a community center. «Peoria Journal Star, Jul 15»
2
Girls from the Holyoke-based Eureka! program get tough with …
They were among the dozen girls in their first year in the Girls Inc. Eureka! program learning about nature at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
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Neighborhood Outreach Begins For Proposed Eureka Street …
The former Metropolitan Community Church building at 150 Eureka St. is slated to become a four-story luxury apartment building, according to ... «Hoodline, Jul 15»
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Eureka man accused of reckless driving in bicycle crash - WJBC.com
Police are seeking reckless driving charges against a Eureka man. Randy Crump, 61, was taken to the McLean County Jail on preliminary ... «WJBC News, Jul 15»
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UPDATE: Missing Eureka man found safe - WIBW.com
37 year-old Christopher Michael Swartz of Eureka, KS, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon and last seen around 11:15 a.m. Monday. «WIBW, Jul 15»
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Cineworld, on the Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford, announces plans to …
New rules brought in by the cinema chain mean that customers can drink alcohol in all screens at the Eureka Leisure Park theatre. Previously ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
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Teachers build skills to better present Eureka Math - The Town Talk
Elementary teachers from Rapides Parish are boosting their math knowledge with Eureka Math training through Louisiana State University of ... «Alexandria Town Talk, Jul 15»
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Magnum Hunter: Eureka Hunter Reaches Record Throughput …
Magnum Hunter is out with news that Eureka Hunter, its substantially owned gas gathering pipeline system located in West Virginia and Ohio, ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
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Eureka Springs house stands True to its steep history
A home that is steeped in Eureka Springs and U.S. history has been restored to its former glory, and is ready for a new owner to see her ... «Lovely County Citizen, Jul 15»
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Hey, Eureka! There's a Carnival in the Parking Lot of the Closed …
It looks like you get more carnival, Eureka. Before it's scheduled stop next week in Rohner Park for Fortuna's Rodeo Week, this here carnival is ... «Lost Coast Outpost, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Eureka [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/eureka>. Jul 2019 ».
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