EXAMPLES | noun Pierre Si·mon [pye r see- maw] n /pyɛr siˈmɔ̃/ Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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Laplace, or Gauss as fools? British Dictionary definitions for laplace noun Pierre Simon (pjɛr simɔ̃), Marquis de Laplace. 1749–1827, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He formulated the nebular hypothesis (1796). He also developed the theory of probability
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in scientific phrases, a reference to French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Simon, Marquis de
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Laplace [lə-pläs ′, lä-] Marquis Pierre Simon de 1749-1827 See more at nebular hypothesis. French mathematician and astronomer noted for his theory of a nebular origin of the solar system and his investigations into gravity and the stability of planetary motion. He also made important contributions to the theory of probability.
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