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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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Definitions of PASCAL
1
pascal (n.)
a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter;
Synonyms: Pa
2
Pascal (n.)
French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662);
Synonyms: Blaise Pascal
Pascal (n.)
a programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach;
From wordnet.princeton.edu