the standard unit of pressure or stress in the International System of Units (SI), equal to one newton per square meter. Abbreviation: Pa
Other definitions for Pascal (2 of 3)
Blaise [bleyz; French blez], /bleɪz; French blɛz/, 1623–62, French philosopher and mathematician.
Other definitions for PASCAL (3 of 3)
a high-level programming language, a descendant of ALGOL, designed to facilitate structured programming.
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How to use pascal in a sentence
It seems Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy pascal is a big fan of the idea, too.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Leaked emails show Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy pascal confessing that the dashing Elba should be 007.Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fear that pascal might weather the storm has Du Vernay, Oprah Winfrey, and other Hollywood elites pulling their punches.
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“i wanted to talk to him about sinister and jobs,” wrote pascal.Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling | William Boot | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
pascal himself tells us "that the mind can be strong and narrow, and just as extended as it is weak."Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
The "Thoughts" of pascal are all the more read because the religious life of pascal is known to have been lofty.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Blaise pascal experimented here in the density of air; hence the presence of his statue below.A Wanderer in Paris | E. V. Lucas
No one abuses pascal or Augustine, and yet the theological views of all these are substantially the same.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
pascal incurred no hostilities for his scientific investigations, nor Newton, nor Laplace.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for pascal (1 of 3)
the derived SI unit of pressure; the pressure exerted on an area of 1 square metre by a force of 1 newton; equivalent to 10 dynes per square centimetre or 1.45 × 10 –4 pound per square inch: Symbol: Pa
British Dictionary definitions for Pascal (2 of 3)
Blaise (blɛz). 1623–62, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist. As a scientist, he made important contributions to hydraulics and the study of atmospheric pressure and, with Fermat, developed the theory of probability. His chief philosophical works are Lettres provinciales (1656–57), written in defence of Jansenism and against the Jesuits, and Pensées (1670), fragments of a Christian apologia
British Dictionary definitions for Pascal (3 of 3)
a high-level computer programming language developed as a teaching language: used for general-purpose programming
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Scientific definitions for pascal (1 of 2)
The SI derived unit used to measure pressure. One pascal is equal to one newton per square meter.
Scientific definitions for Pascal (2 of 2)
French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher who, with Pierre de Fermat, developed the mathematical theory of probability. He also contributed to the development of differential calculus, and he invented the mechanical calculator and the syringe. The pascal unit of pressure is named after him.
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