Laplace
[laplas]

noun
Pierre Si·mon [pyer seemawn] /pyɛr siˈmɔ̃/Marquis de,1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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It could not be overlooked, and accordingly he invited Laplace to come and see him.
Great AstronomersR. S. Ball
Accordingly he appointed Laplace to be Minister of the Interior.
Great AstronomersR. S. Ball
For about fifty years no one questioned the truth of Laplace's investigation.
Great AstronomersR. S. Ball
Footnote 9: The examiner in mathematics was the great Laplace.
The Life of Napoleon BonaparteWilliam Milligan Sloane
In mathematics do you look upon Euler, Laplace, or Gauss as fools?
Virgin SoilIvan S. Turgenev
Laplace
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Laplace
[ləpläs′, lä]Marquis Pierre Simon de 17491827
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