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[ney-pee-er or for 1–3, nuh-peer]
Sir Charles James, 1782–1853, British general.
Also, Neper. John, 1550–1617, Scottish mathematician: inventor of logarithms.
Robert Cornelis [kawr-nee-lis] , (1st Baron Napier of Magdala) 1810–90, English field marshal.
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Napier1 (ˈneɪpɪə)
a port in New Zealand, on E North Island on Hawke Bay: wool trade centre. Pop: 56 100 (2004 est)

Napier2 (ˈneɪpɪə)
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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Atkinson & Morrison, St Andrews U; design began ca. 1985, first implementation Napier88, 1988. Based on orthogonal persistence, permits definition and manipulation of namespaces.
["The Napier88 Reference Manual", R. Morrison et al, CS Depts St Andrews U and U Glasgow, Persistent Programming Research Report PPRR-77-89, 1989].
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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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