Definitions

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  • proper noun A Thracian town known for the foolishness of its inhabitants.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἄβδηρα.

Examples

  • If I choose to add support for these kinds of links in Abdera, I don’t want to have to support two different types of link elements.

    Scripting News for 9/14/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • As a Byzantinist, I had long known of Synaxis 'excavator, Charalambos Bakirtzis, director of Byzantine antiquities for eastern Macedonia and Thrace, who has excavated the region's major sites such as Abdera, Maroneia, and Didymoteichon.

    A Sacred Congregation

  • He crossed the river Nestos just west of the Greek city of Abdera, once home to the philosopher Democritus, who had first proposed that all matter was composed of indestructible particles called atoms.

    Alexander the Great

  • He crossed the river Nestos just west of the Greek city of Abdera, once home to the philosopher Democritus, who had first proposed that all matter was composed of indestructible particles called atoms.

    Alexander the Great

  • And so, contra your assertion that there is intentionality inherent in everything, according to my view of reality intentionality is an emergent property of a universe in which (to quote Democritus of Abdera once again) "all things are the fruit of chance and necessity" and there is no empirically detectable intentionality in anything, except for those active entities which have encoded programs that guide their behavior.

    Against Darwinism

  • He crossed the river Nestos just west of the Greek city of Abdera, once home to the philosopher Democritus, who had first proposed that all matter was composed of indestructible particles called atoms.

    Alexander the Great

  • There's open source support from infrastructure-level implementations like Apache Abdera to application implementations as in Movable Type and interoperability testing as made possible by The Ape.

    Atom Wins: The Unified Cloud Database API - Anil Dash

  • Copenhagen was like travelling from Abdera to Athens, and to find a species of Sophocles in J.A. Heiberg, who had since 1849 been sole manager of the Royal Theatre.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Copenhagen was like travelling from Abdera to Athens, and to find a species of Sophocles in J.A. Heiberg, who had since 1849 been sole manager of the Royal Theatre.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Burtons alter ego is Democritus Junior, in honour of the philosopher Democritus of Abdera.

    Bedlam

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