# Laplace

[ la-plas ]

/ laˈplas /

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noun

Pierre Si·mon [pyersee-mawn] /pyɛr siˈmɔ̃/ Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.

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## British Dictionary definitions for Laplace

Laplace

/ (French laplas) /

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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## Scientific definitions for Laplace

Laplace

[ lə-pläs′, lä- ]

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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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