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Peirce

[purs, peers]
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noun
  1. Benjamin,1809–80, U.S. mathematician.
  2. Charles San·ders [san-derz] /ˈsæn dərz/, 1839–1914, U.S. philosopher, mathematician, and physicist.
  3. a male given name.
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Peirce

noun
  1. Charles Sanders. 1839–1914, US logician, philosopher, and mathematician; pioneer of pragmatism
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Word Origin and History for peirce

Peirce

surname, attested from late 12c., from Old French Piers, nominative of proper name Pierre (see Peter) .

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