What does archimedean mean?
The definition of archimedean
Ar`chi*me*de”an, a.
Etym: [L. Archimedeus.]

Of or pertaining to Archimedes, a celebrated Greek philosopher; constructed on the principle of Archimedes’ screw; as, Archimedean drill, propeller, etc. Archimedean screw, or Archimedes’ screw, an instrument, said to have been invented by Archimedes, for raising water, formed by winding a flexible tube round a cylinder in the form of a screw. When the screw is placed in an inclined position, and the lower end immersed in water, by causing the screw to revolve, the water is raised to the upper end. Francis.