Main definitions of Zeno in English

: Zeno1Zeno2

Zeno1

proper noun

  • (fl. 5th century BC), Greek philosopher. A member of the Eleatic school, he defended Parmenides' theories by formulating paradoxes which appeared to demonstrate the impossibility of motion, one of which shows that once Achilles has given a tortoise a start he can never overtake it, since each time he arrives where it was, it has already moved on.

Pronunciation

Zeno

/ˈziːnəʊ/

Main definitions of Zeno in English

: Zeno1Zeno2

Zeno2

proper noun

  • (c.335–c.263 BC), Greek philosopher, founder of Stoicism; known as Zeno of Citium. He founded the school of Stoic philosophy (c.300) (see stoicism), but all that remains of his treatises are fragments of quotations.

    See also stoicism

Pronunciation

Zeno

/ˈziːnəʊ/