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pascal 1

Pronunciation: /ˈpask(ə)l/
(abbreviation Pa)

noun

The SI unit of pressure, equal to one newton per square metre (approximately 0.000145 pounds per square inch, or 9.9 × 10−6 atmospheres).
Example sentences
  • All pressures are given in pascals consistent with the units used in the simulations.
  • It also has to cope with pressures between 105 and 109 pascals, as well as contaminants including metal particles and soot.
  • For water, the critical point occurs at a temperature of 705.2°F and a pressure of 2.21 x 10 pascals.

Origin

1950s: named after B. Pascal (see Pascal, Blaise).

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Pascal 2

Pronunciation: /ˈpask(ə)l/
(also PASCAL)

noun

[mass noun]
A high-level structured computer programming language used for teaching and general programming.
Example sentences
  • In the April 2001 issue I read a presentation of Kylix, which I have been waiting for, being a Pascal and Delphi programmer, but the price of these two commercial products has made it impossible for my budget.
  • All calculations were performed on a Power Macintosh G3 using a Pascal program written by the author.
  • The full component source is useful, but because all the components were written in Delphi, they might be a bit hard to understand if you are not a Pascal buff.

Origin

1970s: named after B. Pascal (see Pascal, Blaise) because he built a calculating machine.

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