napier: Meaning and Definition of

na•pi•er

Pronunciation: (n?'p?-ur), [key]
? n. Physics.
  1. neper.

Na•pi•er

Pronunciation: (n?'p?-ur or, for 1?3, nu-p?r'), [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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