anaxagoras

Science Dictionary
Anaxagoras   (ān'āk-sāg'ər-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Greek philosopher and astronomer who was the first to explain eclipses correctly. He also stated that all matter was composed of infinitesimally small particles, that the Sun and stars were glowing stones, and that the Moon took its light from the Sun.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: anatomy
Next Definition: anaxagorean
Words Near: anaxagoras
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for anaxagoras
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing anaxagoras
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature