karl pearson

Pearson

[peer-suhn]
noun
1.
Drew (Andrew Russell Pearson) 1897–1969, U.S. journalist.
2.
Karl, 1857–1936, English statistician.
3.
Lester Bowles [bohlz] , 1897–1972, Canadian diplomat and politician: Nobel peace Prize 1957; prime minister 1963–68.
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Pearson (ˈpɪəsən)
 
n
1.  Karl. 1857--1936, British mathematician, noted for his work in statistics, esp as applied to biological problems
2.  Lester B(owles). 1897--1972, Canadian Liberal statesman; prime minister (1963--68): Nobel peace prize 1957 for helping to resolve the Suez crisis (1956)

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karl pearson

British statistician, leading founder of the modern field of statistics, prominent proponent of eugenics, and influential interpreter of the philosophy and social role of science.

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