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Meaning of napier

na•pi•er

Pronunciation: (nā'pē-ur), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. neper.

Na•pi•er

Pronunciation: (nā'pē-ur or, for 1–3, nu-pēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1782–1853, British general.
  2. 1550–1617, Scottish mathematician: inventor of logarithms.
  3. (1st Baron Napier of Magdala), 1810–90, English field marshal.
  4. former name of
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