Definition of Playfair, John in English:

Playfair, John

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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪfɛː
( 1748–1819), Scottish mathematician and geologist. A friend of James Hutton, he summarized the latter’s views for a wider readership in his Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth (1802).

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