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Laplace

[la-plas]
noun
Pierre Simon [pyer see-mawn] , Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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Laplace (French laplas)
 
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Pierre Simon (pjɛr simɔ̃), Marquis de Laplace. 1749-- 1827, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He formulated the nebular hypothesis (1796). He also developed the theory of probability

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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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