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pascal

[pa-skal, pah-skahl] /pæˈskæl, pɑˈskɑl/
noun, Physics.
1.
the standard unit of pressure or stress in the International System of Units (SI), equal to one newton per square meter.
Abbreviation: Pa.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; after Pascal

PASCAL

[pa-skal] /pæˈskæl/
noun, Computers.
1.
a high-level programming language, a descendant of ALGOL, designed to facilitate structured programming.
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British Dictionary definitions for pascals

pascal

/ˈpæskəl/
noun
1.
the derived SI unit of pressure; the pressure exerted on an area of 1 square metre by a force of 1 newton; equivalent to 10 dynes per square centimetre or 1.45 × 10–4 pound per square inch Pa
Word Origin
C20: named after Blaise Pascal

Pascal1

/French paskal/
noun
1.
Blaise (blɛz). 1623–62, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist. As a scientist, he made important contributions to hydraulics and the study of atmospheric pressure and, with Fermat, developed the theory of probability. His chief philosophical works are Lettres provinciales (1656–57), written in defence of Jansenism and against the Jesuits, and Pensées (1670), fragments of a Christian apologia

Pascal2

/ˈpæsˌkæl; -kəl/
noun
1.
a high-level computer programming language developed as a teaching language: used for general-purpose programming
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Word Origin and History for pascals

PASCAL

high-level computer programming language, 1971, named for French scholar Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), who invented a calculating machine c.1642.

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pascals in Medicine

pascal pas·cal (pā-skāl', pä-skäl')
n.
A unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter.

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pascals in Science
pascal
  (pā-skāl', pä-skäl')   
The SI derived unit used to measure pressure. One pascal is equal to one newton per square meter.
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