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pas·cal

 (pă-skăl′, pä-skäl′)
n.
1. Abbr. Pa A unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter.
2. Pascal A programming language designed to support structured programming and used in teaching, applications, and systems programming.

[After Blaise Pascal.]

Pascal

(French paskal)
n
(Biography) 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

Pascal

(ˈpæsˌkæl; -kəl)
n
(Computer Science) a high-level computer programming language developed as a teaching language: used for general-purpose programming

pascal

(ˈpæskəl)
n
(Units) physics 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
[C20: named after Blaise Pascal]

pas•cal

(pæˈskæl, pɑˈskɑl)

n.
the SI unit of pressure or stress, equal to one newton per square meter. Abbr.: Pa
[1955–60; after Blaise Pascal]

Pas•cal

(pæˈskæl)

n.
1. Blaise, 1623–62, French philosopher and mathematician.
2. Also, PASCAL a high-level computer language, a descendant of ALGOL, designed to facilitate structured programming.

pas·cal

(pă-skăl′, pä-skäl′)
A unit used to measure pressure. One pascal is equal to one newton per square meter.

Pascal

1. The unit of pressure produced when one newton acts on about 1 sq m.
2. (Pa) A unit of pressure equal to the force of one newton acting over an area of one square meter.
3. A high-level, general-purpose programming language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pascal - a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
pressure unit - a unit measuring force per unit area
2.Pascal - French mathematician and philosopher and JansenistPascal - French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
3.Pascal - a programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach
programing language, programming language - (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
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n (Comput) → PASCAL nt
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He has said some things in Pascal's vein not unworthy of Pascal.
And still, Amiel too, be it remembered (we are not afraid to repeat it), has said some things in Pascal's vein not unworthy of Pascal.
But he who dodges hospitals and jails, and walks fast crossing grave-yards, and would rather talk of operas than hell; calls Cowper, Young, Pascal, Rousseau, poor devils all of sick men; and throughout a care-free lifetime swears by Rabelais as passing wise, and therefore jolly; --not that man is fitted to sit down on tomb-stones, and break the green damp mould with unfathomably wondrous Solomon.
Some seconds of a Pascal or a Newton are more precious than the whole existence of a crowd of raw simpletons "
I often wonder," Clarissa mused in bed, over the little white volume of Pascal which went with her everywhere, "whether it is really good for a woman to live with a man who is morally her superior, as Richard is mine.
Hibbs offers a new interpretation of French philosopher Blaise Pascal's (1623-62) Pensees and shows the importance of Pascal in and for a philosophy of religion far beyond his famous wager.
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At the age of sixteen, Pascal wrote a book, Essay on Conics.
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Speaking to journalist Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference Wednesday night in San Francisco, Pascal joked, "All the women here are doing incredible things in this world.
In November, Pascal came under fire for racist remarks about President Obama's presumed choice in movies that surfaced in leaked emails.