Anaxagoras

[an-ak-sag-er-uh s]
Related formsAn·ax·ag·o·re·an [an-ak-sag-uh-ree-uh n] /ˌæn ækˌsæg əˈri ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples of anaxagoras

  • Perhaps you already know that Anaxagoras fell asleep in Ionia.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • "Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, gravely.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Ask the poor fisherman at the gates, who has been to him as a brother; and he will answer 'Anaxagoras.'

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Anaxagoras retained his usual bland expression and meek dignity.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • They were the last she heard sung by Paralus, the night Anaxagoras departed from Athens.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child


British Dictionary definitions for anaxagoras

Anaxagoras

noun
  1. ?500–428 bc, Greek philosopher who maintained that all things were composed of minute particles arranged by an eternal intelligence
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anaxagoras in Science

Anaxagoras

[ăn′ăk-săgər-əs]500?-428 bce
  1. Greek philosopher and astronomer who was the first to explain eclipses correctly. He also stated that all matter was composed of infinitesimally small particles, that the Sun and stars were glowing stones, and that the Moon took its light from the Sun.
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