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leibniz, baron gottfried wilhelm von

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Leibniz
  (līb'nĭts)   
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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