Democritus(redirected from Democratus)
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De·moc·ri·tus(dĭ-mŏk′rĭ-təs) Known as "the Laughing Philosopher." 460?-370? bc.
Greek philosopher who developed one of the first atomist theories of the universe and espoused the doctrine that pleasure, along with self-control, is the goal of human life.
(Biography) ?460–?370 bc, Greek philosopher who developed the atomist theory of matter of his teacher, Leucippus. See also atomism
De•moc•ri•tus(dɪˈmɒk rɪ təs)
( “the Laughing Philosopher” ), c460–370 B.C., Greek philosopher.
460?-370? b.c. Greek philosopher who developed one of the first atomist theories of the universe, which held that the world consists of an infinite number of very small particles.
|Noun||1.||Democritus - Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)|