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Laplace

in scientific phrases, a reference to French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827). Related: Laplacian (1836).

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Definitions of Laplace

Laplace (n.)
French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827);
Synonyms: Marquis de Laplace / Pierre Simon de Laplace
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