|Pascal1 (French paskal)|
|Blaise (blɛz). 1623--62, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist. As a scientist, he made important contributions to hydraulics and the study of atmospheric pressure and, with Fermat, developed the theory of probability. His chief philosophical works are Lettres provinciales (1656--57), written in defence of Jansenism and against the Jesuits, and Pensées (1670), fragments of a Christian apologia|
pascal pas·cal (pā-skāl', pä-skäl')
A unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter.
|pascal (pā-skāl', pä-skäl') Pronunciation Key
The SI derived unit used to measure pressure. One pascal is equal to one newton per square meter.