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  1. 611?–547? b.c., Greek astronomer and philosopher.
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Related formsA·nax·i·man·dri·an [uh-nak-suh-man-dree-uh n] /əˌnæk səˈmæn dri ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Among the earliest of these was Anaximander, who lived 600 years before Christ.

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  • Anaximander with his first map comes after Homer several hundred years.

    Homer's Odyssey

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  • How we are to regard this original essence of Anaximander is a matter of dispute.

  • Anaximander, that they are carried by those circles and spheres on which they are placed.

  • But in one respect at least there is here an advance upon Anaximander.

British Dictionary definitions for anaximander


  1. 611–547 bc, Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who believed the first principle of the world to be the Infinite
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