[ purs, peers ]
/ pɜrs, pɪərs /
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Benjamin, 1809–80, U.S. mathematician.
Charles San·ders [san-derz], /ˈsæn dərz/, 1839–1914, U.S. philosopher, mathematician, and physicist.
a male given name.
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Words nearby Peirce
Pei, peignoir, Peipus, Peiraeus, Peiraievs, Peirce, pejoration, pejorative, pekan, peke, pekepoo
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How to use Peirce in a sentence
Peirce later called the experience of dealing with the MPAA “devastating.”Oral Sex Comes of Age in Hollywood: ‘Gone Girl’ the Latest Film to Showcase Female Pleasure|Marlow Stern|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before that, Mr. Peirce himself (in 1878) had applied the method to the proper way of conceiving and defining objects.
Mr. Peirce explained that he took the term "pragmatic" from Kant, in order to denote empirical consequences.
So far as insulation is concerned, Mr. Peirce's experiments show that it is far below most kinds of wood.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall
Peirce was intended to act as trustee while the partnership lasted.
For Peirce a doctrine could be perfectly clear and yet false.The pragmatic theory of truth as developed by Peirce, James, and Dewey|Delton Loring Geyer
British Dictionary definitions for Peirce
/ (pɪəs) /
Charles Sanders. 1839–1914, US logician, philosopher, and mathematician; pioneer of pragmatism
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