Leibniz

or Leib·nitz

[ lahyb-nits; German lahyp-nits ]
/ ˈlaɪb nɪts; German ˈlaɪp nɪts /

noun

Gott·fried Wil·helm von [German gawt-freet -vil-helm fuhn], /German ˈgɔt frit ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/, 1646–1716, German philosopher, writer, and mathematician.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Leibniz

Leib·niz·i·an, Leib·nitz·i·an [lahyb-nit-see-uhn], /laɪbˈnɪt si ən/, adjective, nounLeib·niz·i·an·ism, Leib·nitz·i·an·ism, nounpost-Leib·nitz·i·an, adjectivepost-Leib·niz·i·an, adjective
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Scientific definitions for Leibniz

Leibniz
[ lībnĭts ]
Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von 1646-1716

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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