Archimedean Ar`chi*me*de"an, a. [L. Archimedeus.] Of or pertaining to Archimedes, a celebrated Greek philosopher; constructed on the principle of Archimedes' screw; as, Archimedean drill, propeller, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Archimedean screw}, or {Archimedes' screw}, an instrument, said to have been invented by Archimedes, for raising water, formed by winding a flexible tube round a cylinder in the form of a screw. When the screw is placed in an inclined position, and the lower end immersed in water, by causing the screw to revolve, the water is raised to the upper end. --Francis. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Archimedean — adjective see Archimedes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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