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Aristotle

[ ar-uh-stot-l ]
/ ˈær əˌstɒt l /
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noun

384–322 b.c., Greek philosopher: pupil of Plato; tutor of Alexander the Great.

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British Dictionary definitions for Aristotle (1 of 3)

aristotle
/ (ˈærɪˌstɒtəl) /

noun Australian slang

a bottle
old-fashioned the buttocks or anus

Word Origin for aristotle

rhyming slang; in sense 2, shortened from bottle and glass arse

British Dictionary definitions for Aristotle (2 of 3)

Aristotle1
/ (ˈærɪˌstɒtəl) /

noun

384–322 bc, Greek philosopher; pupil of Plato, tutor of Alexander the Great, and founder of the Peripatetic school at Athens; author of works on logic, ethics, politics, poetics, rhetoric, biology, zoology, and metaphysics. His works influenced Muslim philosophy and science and medieval scholastic philosophy

British Dictionary definitions for Aristotle (3 of 3)

Aristotle2
/ (ˈærɪˌstɒtəl) /

noun

a prominent crater in the NW quadrant of the moon about 83 kilometres in diameter
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Medical definitions for Aristotle

Aristotle
[ ărĭ-stŏt′l ]
384-322 bc

Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western intellectual and scientific thought. In his works on science he emphasized the direct observation of nature and the philosophy that theory follows empirical observation.
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Scientific definitions for Aristotle

Aristotle
[ ărĭ-stŏt′l ]
384-322 bce

Greek philosopher and scientist who wrote about virtually every area of knowledge, including most of the sciences. Throughout his life he made careful observations, collected specimens, and summarized all the existing knowledge of the natural world. He pioneered the study of zoology, developing a classification system for all animals and making extensive taxonomic studies. His systematic approach later evolved into the basic scientific method in the Western world.
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Cultural definitions for Aristotle

Aristotle
[ (ar-uh-stot-l) ]

One of the greatest ancient Greek philosophers, with a large influence on subsequent Western thought. Aristotle was a student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great. He disagreed with Plato over the existence of ideal Forms and believed that form and matter are always joined. Aristotle's many books include Rhetoric, the Poetics, the Metaphysics, and the Politics.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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