Napier's

Scientists. . 2011.

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  • napier's — na·pi·er s …   English syllables

  • Napier's bones — Na pi*er s bones , Napier s rods Na pi*er s rods A set of rods, made of bone or other material, each divided into nine spaces, and containing the numbers of a column of the multiplication table; a contrivance of Baron Napier, the inventor of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Napier's rods — Napier s bones Na pi*er s bones , Napier s rods Na pi*er s rods A set of rods, made of bone or other material, each divided into nine spaces, and containing the numbers of a column of the multiplication table; a contrivance of Baron Napier, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Napier's bones — Computing devices in Rabdology Napier s bones Promptuary …   Wikipedia

  • Napier's rods — noun a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier • Syn: ↑Napier s bones • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑calculator, ↑calculating machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Napier's bones — Math. a form of multiplication table originally marked on sticks of bone or ivory that could be rearranged to carry out the operations of multiplication or division. Also called Napier s rods. [1650 60; after their developer, J. NAPIER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Napier's bones — noun a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division by a method invented by John Napier • Syn: ↑Napier s rods • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑calculator, ↑calculating machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Napier's rods — noun Another name for Napier’s bones …   Wiktionary

  • Napier's bones — noun Date: circa 1658 a set of graduated rods (as of wood or bone) invented by John Napier and used for multiplication and division based on the principles of logarithms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • napier's analogies — ˈnāpēə(r)z noun plural Usage: usually capitalized N Etymology: after John Napier : four formulas giving the tangent of half the sum or difference of two of the angles or sides of a spherical triangle in terms of the others …   Useful english dictionary

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