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Laplace

[la-plas] /laˈplas/
noun
1.
Pierre Simon
[pyer see-mawn] /pyɛr siˈmɔ̃/ (Show IPA),
Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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Laplace

/French laplas/
noun
1.
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

in scientific phrases, a reference to French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827).

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Laplace
  (lə-pläs', lä-)   
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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