from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Leibniz, Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von 1646-1716. German philosopher and mathematician. He invented differential and integral calculus independently of Newton and proposed an optimist metaphysical theory that included the notion that we live in "the best of all possible worlds.”
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- n. German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
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