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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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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- ]
Marquis Pierre Simon de 1749-1827

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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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