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[pah-re-taw] /pɑˈrɛ tɔ/
[veel-fre-daw] /vilˈfrɛ dɔ/ (Show IPA),
1848–1923, Italian sociologist and economist in Switzerland. Unabridged
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  • Now no quantity of value, irrespective of the particular holder of the good, emerges for Pareto.

    Social Value B. M. Anderson
  • He had to find some way of discovering what Pareto Extrapolations were—without uncovering his own lack of knowledge.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • In this work the researches of Italian writers, such as Pantaleoni and Pareto, are of conspicuous importance.

  • Comparative historians like Spengler, Pareto and Toynbee realized that history did not merely happen but had some kind of pattern.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson
  • The extreme abstraction of the utility school is made very clear by Pareto, op.

    Social Value B. M. Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for Pareto


/Italian paˈrɛːto/
Vilfredo (vilˈfreːdo). 1848–1923, Italian sociologist and economist. He anticipated Fascist principles of government in his Mind and Society (1916)
(modifier) denoting a law, mathematical formula, etc, originally used by Pareto to express the frequency distribution of incomes in a society
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Word Origin and History for Pareto

1920, in reference to the work of Italian economist Vilfredo Federico Pareto (1848-1923). Related: Paretan.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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