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La·place(lə-pläs′, lä-), Marquis Pierre Simon de 1749-1827.
French mathematician and astronomer noted for his theory of a nebular origin of the solar system and his investigations into gravity and the stability of planetary motion.
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(Biography) Pierre Simon (pjɛr simɔ̃), Marquis de Laplace. 1749–1827, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He formulated the nebular hypothesis (1796). He also developed the theory of probability
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Pierre Simon, Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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|Noun||1.||Laplace - French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)|
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