- Euclidean (adj.) 1650s, "of or pertaining to Euclid," from Gk. Eukleides, c.300 B.C.E. geometer of Alexandria. Now often used in contrast to alternative models based on rejection of some of his axioms. His name in Greek means "renowned," from eu "well" (see EU- (Cf. eu-)) + kleos "fame" (see CLIO (Cf. Clio)).
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