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Definition of Eureka

Eureka

  1. The exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out "Eureka! eureka!" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery.

Eureka Quotations

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.
Carl Honore

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov

Eureka! - I have found it!
Archimedes

Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments.
Anish Kapoor

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.
Roger Penrose
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