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Ad·di·son(ăd′ĭ-sən), Joseph 1672-1719.
English essayist whose witty and elegant works appeared in The Tatler, founded by Richard Steele in 1709, and The Spectator, founded by Addison and Steele in 1711.
Ad′di·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.
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(Biography) Joseph. 1672–1719, English essayist and poet who, with Richard Steele, founded The Spectator (1711–14) and contributed most of its essays, including the de Coverley Papers
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Ad•di•son(ˈæd ə sən)
1. Joseph, 1672–1719, English essayist and poet.
2. Thomas, 1793–1860, English physician.
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