from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Pascal, Blaise 1623-1662. French mathematician, philosopher and inventor. His early work included the invention of the adding machine and syringe, and the co-development with Fermat of the mathematical theory of probability. Later he became a Jansenist and wrote on philosophy and theology, notably as collected in the posthumous Pensées (1670).
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- proper n. A male given name used in medieval England; today occasionally borrowed from French.
- proper n. The French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal.
- proper n. The Pascal programming language.
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- n. a programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach
- n. French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
- n. a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter
The film meant to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, which was famously shut down at the eleventh hour by Sony chief Amy Pascal, is still going forward.
I wonder if Francine Pascal is berating herself for not designing a Wakefield twins engagement ring.
Pascal is sort of getting a bad rap here, I think.
His formulation in "Pascal's Allegory of Persuasion" captures the nonclassical epistemology of allegory in its radical form: "the difficulty of allegory is rather that this emphatic clarity of representation does not stand in the service of something that can be represented" (AI 51).
The discussion, and the very concept, of allegory in Pascal's Allegory of
While this encounter with Jansenist theology is sometimes described as Pascal's first conversion, it is unlikely that, in 1646, Pascal made the definitive choice about the insignificance of mathematical and scientific work that characterised his change of heart in the 1650s.
Delphi, a variant of Object Pascal, is such a language.
Feast of Pentecost, called in Spain "the Pasch of the Holy Ghost", whence the name Pascal; died at Villa Reale, 15 May, 1592, on
Emerson in English; Pascal, Bossuet, Rousseau, and Voltaire in French.
Yeah, I preferred C, but I coded in Pascal because that’s what you had to do to get an app running.