from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Peirce, Benjamin 1809-1880. American mathematician and astronomer known for his studies of Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn's rings.
- Peirce, Charles Sanders 1839-1914. American philosopher, mathematician, and scientist who cofounded pragmatism, made many contributions to logic, and was one of the original developers of semiotics.
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- n. United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
- n. United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
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