[pah-re-taw] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pareto

Historical Examples of pareto

  • 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

  • Now no quantity of value, irrespective of the particular holder of the good, emerges for Pareto.

    Social Value

    B. M. 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


  1. Vilfredo (vilˈfreːdo). 1848–1923, Italian sociologist and economist. He anticipated Fascist principles of government in his Mind and Society (1916)
  2. (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.

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