/ ˈlaɪbnɪts /


  1. LeibnitzGottfried Wilhelm von16461716MGermanPHILOSOPHY: philosopherSCIENCE: mathematician Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von (ˈɡɔtfriːt ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1646–1716, German rationalist philosopher and mathematician. He conceived of the universe as a hierarchy of independent units or monads, synchronized by pre-established harmony. His works include Théodicée (1710) and Monadologia (1714). He also devised a system of calculus, independently of Newton

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  • Leibˈnitzian, adjective

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Example Sentences

He had already published a translation of the religious system of Leibnitz .

Not that of Leibnitz, but the principle commonly appealed to under that name by mathematicians.

Leibnitz found her of an almost troublesome sharpness of intellect; "wants to know the why even of the why," says Leibnitz.

Leibnitz wrote in Latin and French, and his culture was mainly French.

Leibnitz said of him: "Notwithstanding his faults, Cardan was a great man and, without his defects, would have been incomparable."


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