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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 charles james, sir 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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Encyclopedia Article for charles james, sir napier

Napier

city and port, eastern North Island, New Zealand, on the southwestern shore of Hawke Bay. Laid out in 1856, the town was named for Sir Charles Napier, a 19th-century British military commander in India. It was made a borough in 1874 and a city in 1950.

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