Definition of Hero of alexandria

1. Noun. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century).

Exact synonyms: Hero, Heron
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Discoverer, Inventor, Mathematician



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hero Of Alexandria

Hermissenda
Hermitian
Hermogenian
Hermogenians
Hermosillo
Hernan Cortes
Hernan Cortez
Hernando Cortes
Hernando Cortez
Hernaria
Hernaria glabra
Herndon
Herne
Hero
Hero of Alexandria
Herod
Herod the Great
Herodian
Herodians
Herodotean
Herodotus
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza
Heron's formula
Herostratic fame
Herpestes
Herpestes ichneumon
Herpestes nyula

Literary usage of Hero of alexandria

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1. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1859)
"Hero of Alexandria. THE other branches of mathematical science which I have spoken of in the History as cultivated by the Greeks, namely Mechanics and ..."

2. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"Hero of Alexandria. THE other branches of mathematical science which I have spoken of in the History as cultivated by the Greeks, namely Mechanics and ..."

3. The Number-system of Algebra: Treated Theoretically and Historically by Henry Burchard Fine (1890)
"But in the writings of Hero of Alexandria (120 BC) the equation first conies clearly into the light again. Hero was a man of practical genius whose aim was ..."

4. The Steam-engine and Other Heat-engines by James Alfred Ewing (1902)
"Hero of Alexandria. The earliest notices of heat- engines are found in the Pneumatics of Hero of Alexandria, .which dates from the second century before ..."

5. Treatise on the Steam Engine by James Renwick (1839)
"CHAPTER VIL EARLY HISTORY OF THE STEAM ENGINE. Introduction.—Statue of Memnon.—Hero of Alexandria. ..."

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