Anaxagoras

[ an-ak-sag-er-uh s ]
/ ˌæn ækˈsæg ər əs /

noun

500?–428 b.c., Greek philosopher.

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An·ax·ag·o·re·an [an-ak-sag-uh-ree-uh n] /ˌæn ækˌsæg əˈri ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anaxagoras

Anaxagoras
/ (ˌænækˈsæɡərəs) /

noun

?500–428 bc, Greek philosopher who maintained that all things were composed of minute particles arranged by an eternal intelligence
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Scientific definitions for anaxagoras

Anaxagoras
[ ăn′ăk-săgər-əs ]
500?-428 bce

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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