[ pah-re-taw ]

  1. Vil·fre·do [veel-fre-daw], /vilˈfrɛ dɔ/, 1848–1923, Italian sociologist and economist in Switzerland.

Words Nearby Pareto Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Pareto in a sentence

  • 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
  • In this work the researches of Italian writers, such as Pantaleoni and Pareto, are of conspicuous importance.

  • 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
  • Mazzini hid in the house of the Marquis Pareto, and was undiscovered, although the police made a prolonged search for him.

    Builders of United Italy | Rupert Sargent Holland

British Dictionary definitions for Pareto


/ (Italian paˈrɛːto) /

  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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