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napier

[ney-pee-er] /ˈneɪ pi ər/
noun, Physics.
1.

Napier

[ney-pee-er or for 1–3, nuh-peer] /ˈneɪ pi ər or for 1–3, nəˈpɪər/
noun
1.
Sir Charles James, 1782–1853, British general.
2.
Also, Neper. John, 1550–1617, Scottish mathematician: inventor of logarithms.
3.
Robert Cornelis
[kawr-nee-lis] /kɔrˈni lɪs/ (Show IPA),
(1st Baron Napier of Magdala) 1810–90, English field marshal.
4.
former name of Napier-Hastings.
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British Dictionary definitions for napier

Napier1

/ˈneɪpɪə/
noun
1.
a port in New Zealand, on E North Island on Hawke Bay: wool trade centre. Pop: 56 100 (2004 est)

Napier2

/ˈneɪpɪə/
noun
1.
Sir Charles James. 1782–1853, British general and colonial administrator: conquered Sind (1843): governor of Sind (1843–47)
2.
John. 1550–1617, Scottish mathematician: invented logarithms and pioneered the decimal notation used today
3.
Robert (Cornelis), 1st Baron Napier of Magdala. 1810–90, British field marshal, who commanded in India during the Sikh Wars (1845, 1848–49) and the Indian Mutiny (1857–59). He captured Magdala (1868) while rescuing British diplomats from Ethiopia
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napier in Technology

Atkinson & Morrison, St Andrews U; design began ca. 1985, first implementation Napier88, 1988. Based on orthogonal persistence, permits definition and manipulation of namespaces.
["The Napier88 Reference Manual", R. Morrison et al, CS Depts St Andrews U and U Glasgow, Persistent Programming Research Report PPRR-77-89, 1989].
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