
Definition of Laplace
1. Noun. French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (17491827).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist, Mathematician
Definition of Laplace
1. Proper noun. (mathematics) ''PierreSimon '''Laplace''''', French mathematician 17491827, used attributively in the names of various mathematical concepts named after him (see "Derived terms" below) ¹
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Literary usage of Laplace
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1. The American Quarterly Review by Robert Walsh (1830)
"Par M. LE MARQUIS DE Laplace. Livs. XIII, XIV, XV, XVI. ... The original work of
Laplace, clear, beautiful, and perspicuous though it be, to those prepared ..."
2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"He had no doubt but that the subdural method employed by Dr. Laplace is necessary
for ... Laplace wished to emphasize the expression of his opinion that the ..."
3. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin PrivatDeschanel (1881)
"Laplace and Lavoisiers Experiments.—Laplace and Lavoisier determined the linear
expansion of a great number of solids by the following method. ..."
4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... arising from the fact that Laplace had considered the radial disturbing force
only, and had neglected the tangential disturbing force. ..."
5. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The Hypothesis of Laplace. — The hypothesis of Laplace appeared near the end of a
... In outline, the hypothesis of Laplace was that originally the solar ..."
6. The Mathematical theory of probabilities and its application to frequency by Arne Fisher (1922)
"Laplace and Gauss. — Laplace was the next mathematician to take up the subject
of frequency curves in his monumental work "Theorie analytique des ..."