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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.]
(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
(Computer Science) a high-level computer programming language developed as a teaching language: used for general-purpose programming
(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]
the SI unit of pressure or stress, equal to one newton per square meter. Abbr.: Pa
[1955–60; after Blaise Pascal]
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.
A unit used to measure pressure. One pascal is equal to one newton per square meter.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 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|