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Pascal

Pascal

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noun


(1)   A programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach
(2)   French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
(3)   A unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
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Etymology


, from "Easter", for birth on Easter, or in honor of a 9th century pope.

Proper noun



  1. used in medieval England; today occasionally borrowed from French.
  2. The French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal.
  3. The Pascal programming language.

Proper noun



  1. of origin.