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Tha·les

 (thā′lēz) 624?-546? bc.
Greek philosopher who is traditionally considered the first Western philosopher and a founder of geometry and abstract astronomy. He maintained that matter is composed of water.

Tha·le′sian (thā-lē′zhən) adj.

Thales

(ˈθeɪliːz)
n
(Biography) ?624–?546 bc, Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, born in Miletus. He held that water was the origin of all things and he predicted the solar eclipse of May 28, 585 bc

Tha•les

(ˈθeɪ liz)

n.
c640–546? B.C., Greek philosopher, born in Miletus.

Tha·les

(thā′lēz)
624?-546? b.c. Greek philosopher who was a founder of geometry and abstract astronomy.
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Noun1.Thales - a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
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Or is there any invention of his, applicable to the arts or to human life, such as Thales the Milesian or Anacharsis the Scythian, and other ingenious men have conceived, which is attributed to him?