n. ancient Greek scientist and philosopher, precursor of the atomic theory (ca. 400 B.C.)

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  • Democrĭtus — Democrĭtus, 1) so v.w. Demokritos; 2) Christianus, s. Dippel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Democritus — Democritus, Christianus, s. Dippel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Democritus — of Abdera …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Democritus — [di mäk′rə təs] 460? 370? B.C.; Gr. philosopher: exponent of atomism …   English World dictionary

  • Democritus — /di mok ri teuhs/, n. ( the Laughing Philosopher ) c460 370 B.C., Greek philosopher. * * * born с 460 died с 370 BC Greek philosopher. Though only a few fragments of his work survive, he was apparently the first to describe invisible atoms as the …   Universalium

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  • Democritus, SS. — SS. Democritus et Soc. MM. (31. Juli). Aus dem Griech. = der Volksrichter. – Die hhl. Democritus, Secundus, Dionysius und Thyrus erlitten wahrscheinlich in Afrika – nach Andern, wie Migne, und auch nach dem Mart. Rom., wo der Letztere nicht… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Democritus — biographical name circa 460 circa 370 B.C. the Laughing Philosopher Greek philosopher …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Democritus — Démocrite Pour les articles homonymes, voir Démocrite (homonymie). Démocrite méditant sur le siège de l âme par Léon Alexandre Delhomme dans le jardin du musée des Bea …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Democritus — noun A Greek philosopher (c.460 c.370 BC). The originator of the atomic theory together with his teacher Leucippus. See Also: Democritean …   Wiktionary

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