Main definitions of Apollonius in English

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Apollonius1

proper noun

  • (c.260–190 bc), Greek mathematician; known as Apollonius of Perga. He examined and redefined conic sections and was the first to use the terms ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola for these classes of curve.

Pronunciation:

Apollonius

/ˌapəˈləʊnɪəs/

Main definitions of Apollonius in English

: Apollonius1Apollonius2

Apollonius2

proper noun

  • (3rd century bc), Greek poet and grammarian; known as Apollonius of Rhodes. He is known for his Argonautica, an epic poem in Homeric style dealing with the expedition of the Argonauts.

Pronunciation:

Apollonius

/ˌapəˈləʊnɪəs/