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 (dē′də-rō′, dē-drō′), Denis 1713-1784.
French philosopher and writer whose supreme accomplishment was his work on the Encyclopédie (1751-1772), which epitomized the spirit of Enlightenment thought. He also wrote novels, plays, critical essays, and brilliant letters to a wide circle of friends and colleagues.
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(ˈdiːdərəʊ; French didro)
(Biography) Denis (dəni). 1713–84, French philosopher, noted particularly for his direction (1745–72) of the great French Encyclopédie
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(ˈdi dəˌroʊ)

Denis, 1713–84, French encyclopedist.
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Noun1.Diderot - French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in FranceDiderot - French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
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Researchers from CNRS, the Sorbonne Universite, and universities Paris Diderot and Paris 13, have shown substantial degradation of these nanoparticles, followed in certain cases by the cells "re-magnetizing." This phenomenon is the sign of biosynthesis of new magnetic nanoparticles from iron released in the intracellular medium by the degradation of the first nanoparticles.
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La Religieuse de Denis Diderot) is a 1966 French Film directed by Jacques Rivette and based on the homonymous novel written by Denis Diderot, first published in 1796.
The relationship between the surface and the profound is initially framed with selections from Richard Dove's translation of Kruger's 1978 work Diderots Katze (Diderot's Cat, 1993) and his 1996 Nachts, unter Baumen (At Night, Beneath Trees, 1998).
The dream started long since." These are the opening lines of Zbynek Baladran's Diderot's Dream, 2014.
In this comparative examination of the writings of Edmund Burke and Denis Diderot on questions of colonialism and the British and French East India companies, Agnani (English and history, U.