Pronunciation: (nā'pē-ur), [key]
Pronunciation: (nā'pē-ur or, for 1–3, nu-pēr'), [key]
1. Sir Charles James, 1782–1853, British general.
2. Also,Neper. John,1550–1617, Scottish mathematician: inventor of logarithms.
3. Robert Cornelis Pronunciation: (kôr-nē'lis), [key] (1st Baron Napier of Magdala), 1810–90, English field marshal.
4. former name of Napier-Hastings.
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