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EUREKA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Eureka mean? 

EUREKA (noun)
  The noun EUREKA has 2 senses:

1. an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire
2. a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

  Familiarity information: EUREKA used as a noun is rare.


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EUREKA (noun)


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Meaning:

An alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

constantan; Eureka

Hypernyms ("Eureka" is a kind of...):

copper-base alloy (any alloy whose principal component is copper)


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Meaning:

A town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Eureka" is a part of...):

CA; Calif.; California; Golden State (a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes)


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