Meaning of eureka

eu•re•ka

Pronunciation: (yoo-rē'ku, yu-), [key]
— interj.
  1. (cap.) I have found (it): the reputed exclamation of Archimedes when, after long study, he discovered a method of detecting the amount of alloy mixed with the gold in the crown of the king of Syracuse.
  2. (used as an exclamation of triumph at a discovery.)

Eu•re•ka

Pronunciation: (yoo-rē'ku, yu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in NW California. 24,153.
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