pierre simon de laplace

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Laplace   (lə-pläs', lä-)  Pronunciation Key 
French mathematician and astronomer noted for his theory of a nebular origin of the solar system and his investigations into gravity and the stability of planetary motion. He also made important contributions to the theory of probability.
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pierre simon de laplace

noun
French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827) [syn: Laplace
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