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Pla·to

 (plā′tō) 427?-347? bc.
Greek philosopher noted for his many written dialogues in which his mentor Socrates appears as the central character. The best known of these, The Republic, expounds Plato's idealist philosophy and describes a hypothetical utopian state ruled by thinkers. He taught and wrote for much his life at the Academy, which he founded near Athens around 386.

Plato

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(Biography) ?427–?347 bc, Greek philosopher: with his teacher Socrates and his pupil Aristotle, he is regarded as the initiator of western philosophy. His influential theory of ideas, which makes a distinction between objects of sense perception and the universal ideas or forms of which they are an expression, is formulated in such dialogues as Phaedo, Symposium, and The Republic. Other works include The Apology and Laws

Plato

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(Astronomy) a crater in the NW quadrant of the moon, about 100 km in diameter, that has a conspicuous dark floor

Pla•to

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n.
427–347 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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Some twenty years since, I paid a visit to Platon Ordintzeff at his country-house.
Well, her husband Platon was driven desperate to find some.
The wretched Platon, who had almost died since yesterday of the reproaches showered upon him, wept on my shoulder.
My name is Platon, and the surname is Karataev," he added, evidently wishing to make it easier for Pierre to address him.
And Platon Karataev told a long story of how he had gone into someone's copse to take wood, how he had been caught by the keeper, had been tried, flogged, and sent to serve as a soldier.
But if Platon hadn't been shaved for a soldier, Michael would have had to go.
Well, of course," replied Platon quickly, "the horses' saints.
For a long time Pierre did not sleep, but lay with eyes open in the darkness, listening to the regular snoring of Platon who lay beside him, and he felt that the world that had been shattered was once more stirring in his soul with a new beauty and on new and unshakable foundations.
Levin talked to Fyodor about this land and asked whether Platon, a well-to-do peasant of good character belonging to the same village, would not take the land for the coming year.
It's a high rent; it wouldn't pay Platon, Konstantin Dmitrievitch," answered the peasant, picking the ears off his sweat-drenched shirt.
Platon Loizou at Jewel in the Crown, an operator specialising in winter breaks to Goa, says: " An unfortunate diplomatic tiff is producing a difficult situation.
We have repeatedly expressed our concerns about due process violations and selective prosecution in Russia, including against Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev, who remains in prison," Kerry said in a statement released by the State Department.