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ˌpri səˈkræt ɪkpre-socrat·ic

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  1. pre-Socraticnoun

    any philosopher who lived before Socrates

  2. presocratic, pre-Socraticadjective

    before the time of Socrates


  1. pre-Socraticnoun

    Any one of the pre-Socratic philosophers, viz. Thales (circa 624–546 BC), Anaximander (circa 610–546 BC), Anaximenes (circa 585–525 BC), Pythagoras (circa 576–495 BC), Xenophanes (circa 570–480 BC), Heraclitus (circa 535–475 BC), Parmenides (early-5 century BC), Anaxagoras (circa 500–428 BC), Empedocles (circa 490–430 BC), and Democritus (circa 460–370 BC).

  2. pre-Socraticadjective

    Existing in Ancient Greece before the flourishing of the philosopher Socrates (circa 469–399 BC).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pre-socratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pre-socratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. meerschaum
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