Leibniz
or Leib·nitz
[ lahybnits; German lahypnits ]
/ ˈlaɪb nɪts; German ˈlaɪp nɪts /

noun
Gott·fried Wil·helm von [German gawtfreet vilhelm fuh n] /German ˈgɔt frit ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/, 1646–1716, German philosopher, writer, and mathematician.
Related formsLeib·niz·i·an, Leib·nitz·i·an [lahybnitseeuh n] /laɪbˈnɪt si ən/, adjective, nounLeib·niz·i·an·ism, Leib·nitz·i·an·ism, nounpostLeib·nitz·i·an, adjectivepostLeib·niz·i·an, adjective
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Leibniz
[ līb′nĭts ]
German philosopher and mathematician who invented the mathematical processes of differentiation and integration, which greatly expanded the field of calculus. Leibniz also established the foundations of probability theory and conceived the idea for a practical calculating machine.
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