Empedocles

Empedocles

[em-ped-uh-kleez]
noun
c490–c430 b.c, Greek philosopher and statesman.
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Empedocles (ɛmˈpɛdəˌkliːz)
 
n
?490--430 bc, Greek philosopher and scientist, who held that the world is composed of four elements, air, fire, earth, and water, which are governed by the opposing forces of love and discord

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Empedocles Em·ped·o·cles (ěm-pěd'ə-klēz'), Fifth century b.c.

Greek philosopher who believed that all matter is composed of elemental particles of fire, water, earth, and air.

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