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Peirce

[purs, peers] /pɜrs, pɪərs/
noun
1.
Benjamin, 1809–80, U.S. mathematician.
2.
Charles Sanders
[san-derz] /ˈsæn dərz/ (Show IPA),
1839–1914, U.S. philosopher, mathematician, and physicist.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for b. peirce

Peirce

/pɪəs/
noun
1.
Charles Sanders. 1839–1914, US logician, philosopher, and mathematician; pioneer of pragmatism
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Word Origin and History for b. peirce

Peirce

surname, attested from late 12c., from Old French Piers, nominative of proper name Pierre (see Peter) .

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