pas·​cal | \ pa-ˈskal How to pronounce pascal (audio) , pä-ˈskäl How to pronounce pascal (audio) \

Definition of pascal

1 : a unit of pressure in the meter-kilogram-second system equivalent to one newton per square meter
2 Pascal or PASCAL : a structured computer programming language developed from Algol and designed to process both numerical and textual data

Examples of pascal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The active mixing of material creates powerful whirlwinds even at a depth where the pressure is more than 10 million pascals, or around 100 times the atmospheric pressure of Earth at sea level. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of pascal

1956, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pascal

Blaise Pascal

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“Pascal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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pas·​cal | \ pas-ˈkal How to pronounce pascal (audio) \

Medical Definition of pascal

: a unit of pressure in the mks system equivalent to one newton per square meter or to 1.45 × 10−4 pounds per square inch

Pascal biographical name

Pas·​cal | \ pa-ˈskal How to pronounce Pascal (audio) , pä-ˈskäl \

Definition of Pascal

Blaise 1623–1662 French mathematician and philosopher

Other Words from pascal

Pascalian \ pa-​ˈska-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Pascal (audio) \ adjective

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