# pascal meaning

[ 'pæskəl ] Pronunciation: "pascal" in a sentence

**Noun:**

**pascal**pas'kal

- A unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter

- Pa

**Noun:**

**Pascal**pas'kal

- French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)

- Blaise Pascal - A programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach

**Derived forms: **pascals

**Type of: **mathematician, philosopher, pressure unit, programing language [US], programming language

**Encyclopedia:** Pascal Pascal, Blaise

[Business]

*AmE*/

*noun*[U]

(*IT *)

a language that is used for writing programs for computer systems, and is often used to teach people to write programs

[Electronics]

Symbol, Pa. The SI (derived) unit of pressure; 1

**Pa****=**

**1 N/m**

^{2}= 1.4503**×**

**10**

^{–4}lb/in^{2}.

[Mechanics]

A unit of pressure equal to the pressure resulting from a force of 1 newton acting uniformly over an area of 1 square meter. Symbolized Pa.

[Mechanics]

A unit of pressure equal to the pressure resulting from a force of 1 newton acting uniformly over an area of 1 square meter. Symbolized Pa.

[Medicine]

nPas·cal Blaise (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. A mathematical prodigy as a child, Pascal completed an original treatise on conic sections by the time he was 16. He undertook the study of geometry, hydrodynamics, and hydrostatic and atmospheric pressure. From 1651 to 1654 he composed treatises on the weight and density of air, on Pascal's triangle, and on the equilibrium of liquid solutions. In this last treatise he formulated Pascal's law of pressure. He is also credited with laying the foundations for the theory of probability. Pascal is a major figure in French literature and religious philosophy.

[Medicine]

n

**:**a unit of pressure in the mks system equivalent to one newton per square meter or to 1.45 10^{−}^{4}pounds per square inch

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