Definition of Pascal, Blaise in English:

Pascal, Blaise

Pronunciation /paskal//pasˈkɑːl/

proper noun

  • (1623–62), French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He founded the theory of probabilities and developed a forerunner of integral calculus, but is best known for deriving the principle that the pressure of a fluid at rest is transmitted equally in all directions. His "Lettres Provinciales" (1656–7) and "Pensées" (1670) argue for his Jansenist Christianity.


Pascal, Blaise