# Dictionary Definition

pascal

### Noun

1 a unit of pressure equal to one newton per
square meter [syn: Pa]

2 French mathematician and philosopher and
Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to
the theory of probability (1623-1662) [syn: Blaise
Pascal]

3 a programing language designed to teach
programming through a top-down modular approach

# User Contributed Dictionary

see pascal

## English

### Etymology

Paschalis, from pascha "Easter", for birth on Easter, or in honor of a 9th century pope.### Proper noun

- A given name used in medieval England; today occasionally borrowed from French.
- The French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal.
- The Pascal programming language.

#### Translations

male given name

- French: Pascal
- German: Pascal
- Italian: Pasquale

### Derived terms

## French

### Proper noun

- A given name of origin.
- A surname derived from the given name.

## German

### Proper noun

- A given name borrowed from French.

# Extensive Definition

Pascal may refer to:

## People

history of, and people with the given name and surname "Pascal"- Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French mathematician and philosopher.

## Fictional characters

- Pascal, a character in the video game Animal Crossing: Wild World
- Pascal, the main character in the film, The Red Balloon
- Pascal, a character in the television series Beauty and the Beast, portrayed by Armin Shimerman.
- Pascal, a character in the novel: Felidae (novel) along with the movie: Felidae (film). Voiced by Klaus Maria Brandauer
- Pascal Curious, a character from ''The Sims 2.

## Music

- Pascal an alias of Flip & Fill, dance music producers Graham Turner and Mark Hall

## Other uses

- Pascal (crater), a lunar crater
- Pascal distribution, a special case of the negative binomial
- Pascal's Law, a physics principle relating pressure at various points in an incompressible fluid
- Pascal's mystic hexagram
- Pascal (programming language), a programming language developed in 1970 by Niklaus Wirth
- Pascal's triangle, a geometric arrangement of the binomial coefficients in a triangle
- Pascal (unit), a unit of pressure equivalent to one newton per square meter
- Pascal's Wager, a philosophical argument for belief in God
- Pascal Photocoagulator, a pattern scan laser used in ophthalmology
- J. Pascal's Furniture and Hardware, a Montreal hardware and furniture store trading under the name "Pascal"
- PAS/CAL, a pop band from Detroit, Michigan
- Pascal Press, an Australian book publisher
- Pascal Publishing House in Poland
- Paskal, a Malaysian naval special forces unit

## See also

- Paschal (meaning Easter, and names) disambiguation page

Pascal in Arabic: باسكال

Pascal in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):
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Pascal in Persian: پاسکال (ابهامزدایی)

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Pascal in Korean: 파스칼 (동음이의)

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Pascal in Latvian: Paskāls (nozīmju
atdalīšana)

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Pascal in Japanese: パスカル (曖昧さ回避)

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Pascal in Russian: Паскаль

Pascal in Slovak: Pascal (rozlišovacia
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Pascal in Slovenian: Pascal (razločitev)

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Pascal in Thai: ปาสคาล

Pascal in Vietnamese: Pascal (định hướng)

Pascal in Turkish: Pascal