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

[syn: Hero, Heron, Hero of Alexandria]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Hero of Alexandria n 1: Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century) [syn: Hero, Heron, Hero of Alexandria]