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Di·de·rot(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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Diderot(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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Denis, 1713–84, French encyclopedist.
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|Noun||1.||Diderot - 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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