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Euclid

(fl. c. 300 bc) Greek mathematician


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(c.300 bc),

Greek mathematician. His great work Elements of Geometry, which covered plane geometry, the theory of numbers, irrationals, and solid geometry, was the standard work until other kinds of geometry were discovered in the 19th century.

Euclidean geometry the geometry of ordinary experience, based on the axioms of Euclid, especially the one stating that parallel lines do not meet.

Subjects: arts and humanities — science and mathematics.


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