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 (ə-năk′sə-măn′dər) 611-547 bc.
Greek philosopher and astronomer who constructed the first precise geometrical model of the universe and speculated that it arose out of the separation of opposite qualities from one primordial substance.


(Biography) 611–547 bc, Greek philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who believed the first principle of the world to be the Infinite


(əˌnæk səˈmæn dər)

611?–547? B.C., Greek astronomer and philosopher.
A•nax`i•man′dri•an, adj.
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Noun1.Anaximander - a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)
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He joined the ranks of earlier monists, such as Thales of Miletus and Anaximander of Miletus, who claimed that all things were composed of a single substance, (17) and stood in opposition to later pluralists, such as Empedocles of Acragas (492-432 BCE) and Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (500-428 BCE), who posited the existence of multiple substances.
philosopher Anaximander of Miletus for an early description of the concept of metaxy.