Definition of Democritus

1. Noun. Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC).

Generic synonyms: Philosopher

Definition of Democritus

1. Proper noun. A Greek philosopher (c.460-c.370 BC). The originator of the atomic theory together with his teacher Leucippus. ¹

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Literary usage of Democritus

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1. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, George Sylvester Morris, Henry Boynton Smith, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1891)
"Through such «Aj^o, says democritus, even the gods manifest themselves to us. Perception is not wholly veracious ; it transforms the impressions received. ..."

2. History of Ancient Philosophy by Wilhelm Windelband (1899)
"It would be more satisfactory to seek negative and positive relations to democritus in Plato's later metaphysic (Philebus) 2 and in his philosophy of nature ..."

3. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"He adds, however, 9. that " democritus thought that some of these beings ... Perhaps Cicero, as often happens, did not understand the opinion of democritus. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"Hence all tend to fall in one downward direction * ; but being ignorant of the law of inertia, democritus supposes that the larger atoms fall faster, ..."

5. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"... much obliged to thee, if thou defert not democritus, for the truth which he is capable of communicating to alh Thou art allied to JEf>- ..."

6. A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates by Eduard Zeller (1881)
"133 a, democritus distinguished from the Void, ... But it is quite possible that democritus, whose definitions are coupled by Sim- ..."

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