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[lahyb-nits; German lahyp-nits] /ˈlaɪb nɪts; German ˈlaɪp nɪts/
Gottfried Wilhelm von
[German gawt-freet vil-helm fuh n] /German ˈgɔt frit ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA),
1646–1716, German philosopher, writer, and mathematician.
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Leibnizian, Leibnitzian
[lahyb-nit-see-uh n] /laɪbˈnɪt si ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Leibnizianism, Leibnitzianism, noun
post-Leibnitzian, adjective
post-Leibnizian, adjective Unabridged
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German philosopher and mathematician who invented the mathematical processes of differentiation and integration, which greatly expanded the field of calculus. Leibniz also established the foundations of probability theory and conceived the idea for a practical calculating machine.
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