16th Century philosopher and mathemtician who was a contemporary of Sir Isaac Newton. Was fucked over with regard to credit given to the pioneer of calculus. Leibniz developed the integral sign as well as developed the theoretical concepts of the derivative and integral, whereas newton mostly applied those concepts to physics. Leibniz and newton both made significant contributions and should be viewed as co-discoverers of calculus.

by nirvanarageatm December 16, 2004

*crunch* that's what Leibniz does.

by P!nky19 July 3, 2006

Adjective used to show how the historic conditions affect the recognition that we have of the writers and thinkers If Leibniz had been English and Newton German, the credit by to have created the calculus would be of Lebniz.

by anmomarc May 27, 2005

To unknowingly invent something which already exists.

Named after mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who thought his fancy maths were something new, but in reality they had already been found 8 years earlier by Isaac Newton.

Named after mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who thought his fancy maths were something new, but in reality they had already been found 8 years earlier by Isaac Newton.

You know that dissertation I was working on lately? Well, turns out I pulled a Leibniz: the whole thing was already discovered centuries ago by some German scientist.

by Fenhl December 24, 2013

The Leibniz-Newton Effect, or LNE, signifies when two alike or similar products or ideas are either created or discovered by two different individuals with no clear evidence that Guy 1 and Guy 2 had any influence on each other.

The term is derived from the fact that Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton both discovered calculus, without knowing about each other until after they had both attempted to get their work published.

In the world of animation, it is said to be the effect of two studios coming up with very similar ideas for a movie with no clear proof that one truly did steal the idea from the other.

The term is derived from the fact that Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton both discovered calculus, without knowing about each other until after they had both attempted to get their work published.

In the world of animation, it is said to be the effect of two studios coming up with very similar ideas for a movie with no clear proof that one truly did steal the idea from the other.

With no real solid evidence that either one truly inspired the other, it remains plausible that the release of the eerily similar "Flushed Away" by Dreamworks and "Ratatouille" by Pixar is an instance of the Leibniz-Newton Effect, wherein which great minds think way too much alike.

by ObscuredOne November 10, 2007

A facility in which homeless people can get into and teach children the fascinating world of chemical experiment. There are also people who do everything the could to make your life worthless. It is somewhat like an Asylum.

by Jannick M. January 12, 2022