Definition of Pascal

1. Noun. A unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter.

Exact synonyms: Pa
Generic synonyms: Pressure Unit

2. Noun. French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662).
Exact synonyms: Blaise Pascal
Generic synonyms: Mathematician, Philosopher

3. Noun. A programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach.

Definition of Pascal

1. Proper noun. ( male given name) used in medieval England; today occasionally borrowed from French. ¹

2. Proper noun. The French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Pascal programming language. ¹

4. Noun. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of pressure and stress; one newton per square metre. Symbol: '''Pa'''. ¹

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Definition of Pascal

1. a unit of pressure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pascal

1. The SI unit of pressure, equal to newtons per meter squared. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pascal

pas de chat
pas de deux
pas de quatre
pas de trois
pas seul
pascal celery
paschal candle

Literary usage of Pascal

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1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"Pascal. 1 shall not allow you to be told when your husband returns. ... Pascal. At what time does he leave? GERMAINE [taking a chair and sitting down beside ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1902)
"M. Adolphe Hatzfeld, who died the year before this work on Pascal came from the press ... The chapters (Part Third) on the scientific writings of Pascal are ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1879)
"-Pensées, Fragments et Lettres de Biaise Pascal. Par M. Prosper Faugère. ... -Des Pensées de Pascal ; Rapport aF Académie Française sur la nécessité d'une ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In 1646, while living with his family at Rouen in Normandy, Pascal became ... The now discredited carriage accident at Neuilly in which Pascal came near ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"IT has been said of Pascal that, ahead of his age in this as in other points, ... Pascal, unlike the ordinary reader of Montaigne, took him au sérieux: from ..."

6. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"Pascal, (JACQUELINE,) a sister of Biaise Pascal, was born at Clermont in 1625. ... The poet Corneille, who often visited the family of Pascal, aided in the ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"1909; Viscount St. Cyres, Pascal. With Portrait, Inder, Bibliography, ... Biaise Pascal: a Study in Religious Psychology, London, 1910; V. Girard, ..."

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