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Pareto

[pah-re-taw] /pɑˈrɛ tɔ/
noun
1.
Vilfredo
[veel-fre-daw] /vilˈfrɛ dɔ/ (Show IPA),
1848–1923, Italian sociologist and economist in Switzerland.
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Pareto

/Italian paˈrɛːto/
noun
1.
Vilfredo (vilˈfreːdo). 1848–1923, Italian sociologist and economist. He anticipated Fascist principles of government in his Mind and Society (1916)
2.
(modifier) denoting a law, mathematical formula, etc, originally used by Pareto to express the frequency distribution of incomes in a society
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Word Origin and History for Pareto

1920, in reference to the work of Italian economist Vilfredo Federico Pareto (1848-1923). Related: Paretan.

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