Definition of pascal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpæskl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæskl//
    Computer programming
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  1. 1 (abbreviation Pa) the standard unit for measuring pressure
  2. 2Pascal, PASCAL a language used for writing programs for computer systems See related entries: Computer programming
  3. Word Origin1950s: named after B. Pascal (1623-62), French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher.
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